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1997.86 (RS8764)

Description

Gold scrolled band with black enamel with gold inscription, center set with square colorless paste over a paper skeleton.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1773
Inscriptions
Outer band: "AARON TUFTS O.B. 19 OCT 1773 : AE 34"
Inner band: "Hannah TUFTS Ob: 28 Aug: 1772 Aet: 5 Month." (Enamel and engraved)
Material
enamel (fused coating)
gold alloy
paste (glass)
Object type
Ceremonial Artifacts; Funerary Objects
Descriptive terms
enamel (fused coating)
gold alloy
mourning rings
Ornament, Mourning
paste (glass)
Ring, Mourning
rings (jewelry)
Dimensions
5/16 (W), 13/16 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1997.86
GUSN
101851
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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