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Mourning Ring

1927.290 (RS7023)

Description

Gold ring with black enamel and inscription in gold set within a circle, gold stripes on shoulders. Stored in a fitted, leather-covered ring case.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1797
date on ring
Inscriptions
"GEORGE / OTIS: O.B. / 13 : APRIL / 1797.AE.19" (Text on ring)
"LINCOLN & FOSS. / JEWELERS / Corner of / Court & Washn Sts. / BOSTON." (Printed paper label)
Object type
Ceremonial Artifacts; Funerary Objects
Descriptive terms
mourning rings
Ornament, Mourning
Ring, Mourning
rings (jewelry)
Dimensions
5/16 (W), 13/16 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1927.290
GUSN
101852
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.
Related Items
Title Mourning ring Accession number 1927.290 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Mr. & Mrs. Samuel E. Morison:
Title Pair of brass hair ornaments Accession number 1932.90 ab

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