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Memorial Ring

1916.119 (RS199283)

Description

This gold band is embellished with repeating rococo scrolls set with black enamel and a raised gold inscription. The center is set with a square, colorless paste in a bezel mount.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1736
Inscriptions
"AMY GLOVER OB 22 JAN 1736 AET 97" (Enamel)
Material
glass by composition or origin
gold (metal)
silver (metal)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
glass by composition or origin
gold (metal)
mourning rings
Ring
rings (jewelry)
silver (metal)
Dimensions
1/4 (W), 7/8 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1916.119
GUSN
101850
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 eighteenth century mourning jewelry see Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 23-31.

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