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1969.3612 (RS8391)

Description

Gold ring with scrolled engraving on shoulders and set with oval sardonyx cameo of bird holding a twig of leaves in its mouth.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1900
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
finger rings
RING
rings (jewelry)
Dimensions
1/2 in (W), 3/4 in (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1969.3612
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
101386
Reference Notes
For information on cameos see Bennett, David and Daniela Mascetti, "Understanding Jewellery," (1989); Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v. 1 (1991): 215-232; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 227-236; Miller, Anna M. "Cameos Old & New," 3rd Edition (2005).

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