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1995.427 (RS8756)

Description

Gold ring with shaped shoulders, center set with garnets and seed pearls in a rosette design.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1820-1840
Inscriptions
"Edward E. Oakes, 380 Albion St., Wakefield, Mass. Designer and maker of hand wrought jewelry."

Object type
Adornment; Body Adornments
Descriptive terms
finger rings
Jewelry
Ring, Finger
rings (jewelry)
Dimensions
3/8 (W), 5/8 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1995.427
Credit Line
Bequest of Elsie Allen
GUSN
101462
Exhibition Notes
"Hidden Treasures from Elegant Eras," Historic Jewelry from the Collections of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities presented by Shreve, Crump & Low, September 15 - November 30, 1995.
Reference Notes
For more information on the use of colored gems see Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 48-51; 202-208.
Related Items
Title Ring Accession number 1995.426 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Elsie Whitney Allen:
Title Ring Accession number 1995.427

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