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1995.426 (RS8755)

Description

Gold ring with open-work shoulders set with two natural shaped pearls flanked by a green rose cut and a cabochon cut stone. Green stones set in faux prong setting of dark gold. Pearls and gold band are brighter gold, bezel-set in a later style. See Curator's Notepad for details.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1830-1840
Dates per donor history
Inscriptions
On Box: "Edward E. Oakes, 380 Albion St., Wakefield, Mass. Designer and maker of hand wrought jewelry."
Material
gold alloy
pearl (animal material)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
finger rings
gold alloy
pearl (animal material)
Ring
rings (jewelry)
Dimensions
1/4 (W), 11/16 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1995.426
Credit Line
Bequest of Elsie Allen
GUSN
101463
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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