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1969.3072 (RS196502)

Description

This gold ring with pierced scrollwork shoulders consists of an old mine cut diamond surrounded by nine smaller old mine cut diamonds set in a silver-topped rosette gold mount.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1768
diamond setting and wedding date for first owner
Inscriptions
"1768/HR/EAEC/1866/EWC/1904" (Engraved)
Associated Building
Original To Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.). Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Material
diamond (mineral)
gold (metal)
silver (metal)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
diamond (mineral)
gold (metal)
marriage
Ring
rings (jewelry)
Rococo
silver (metal)
Dimensions
1/2 (W), 3/4 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1969.3072
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
101853
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. "Jewelry at Historic New England," Online exhibit presented by Historic New England launched September 30, 2007 at www.historicnewengland.org/jewelryhistory/.
Reference Notes
For more information on the Codman estate see the entire issue of "Old Time New England" 71, no. 258 (1981).

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