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Mourning ring

2006.44.6 (RS9169)

Description

Gold and enamel mourning ring. Gold scroll band with black enamel decoration and inscription in gold.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1779
Inscriptions
Ring: "ELIZI DINCAN OB: 4. SEP 1779. AE 54."

Note: "Feb 1911 / These were funeral / rings of the elder / James Duncan and / of his first wife Elizabeth / Bell. They long belonged / to Miss Caroline Duncan. / and then to Mrs. Harris / and after death in 1910 / came to Mrs. Stephen H. Phillips." (Enamel and note)
Location of origin
American [use]
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
enamel (fused coating)
gold (metal)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
enamel (fused coating)
gold (metal)
mourning
mourning jewelry
mourning rings
Ring
rings (jewelry)
Rococo
People and organizations
Duncan, Caroline, Miss, 1846-1912
Duncan, Elizabeth Bell, Mrs., 1725-1779
Harris, Mary Duncan
Phillips, Margaret Duncan
Dimensions
1/8 (W), 7/8 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.6
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
101611

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