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1977.22.1 (RS8483)

Description

Gold ring with open shoulders chased and engraved with a foliate design, center set with a black enamel plaque with an applied silver flower set with rose cut diamonds.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1860
Inscriptions
"S. S. G. / to / M. M. G." (Engraved)
Material
silver (metal)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
finger rings
RING
rings (jewelry)
silver (metal)
Dimensions
9/16 in (W), 3/4 in (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1977.22.1
GUSN
101457
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 mourning jewelry see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v. 2 (1991): 657-710; Deutsch, Davida Tenebaum, "Jewelry for mourning, love, and fancy, 1770-1830," "The Magazine Antiques" (April 1999): 566-575; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 23-31.
Related Items
Title Cameo Silhouette Accession number 1977.10 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Mrs. Reginald Allen:
Title Silhouette pendant Accession number 1977.19
Title Watch fob seal Accession number 1977.20
Title Mourning ring Accession number 1977.21
Title Ring Accession number 1977.22.1
Title Ring Accession number 1977.22.2

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