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Child's Ring

1938.1111 (RS7702)

Description

Child's vulcanite ring with an inlaid silver plaque surrounding a the name "ELLA" in vulcanite.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1870-1890
Inscriptions
"ELLA" (Carved)
Material
silver (metal)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
RING
rings (jewelry)
silver (metal)
Dimensions
1/4 in (W), 11/16 in (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1938.1111
GUSN
101409
Exhibition Notes
"Jewelry at Historic New England," Online exhibit presented by Historic New England launched September 30, 2007 at www.historicnewengland.org/jewelryhistory/.
Reference Notes
For more information on jet jewelry and imitations see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910" v. 2 (1991): 657-709; Cooper, Diana and Norman Battershill, "Victorian Sentimental Jewellery," (1972): 19-30; Dawes, Ginny Reddington and Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 125-130; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 125-126, 254-256; Phillips, Clare, "Jewels and Jewelry," (2000): 94-95.
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