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Mourning Ring

2007.15.169 (RS9291)

Description

Gold ring with engraved foliate shoulders, center set with braid of light brown hair under beveled glass.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1848
Inscriptions
" Jane G L Coit / Aged 4 yrs 9 ms" (Engraved)
Material
glass (material)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
glass (material)
mourning rings
RING
rings (jewelry)
Dimensions
1/2 in (W), 3/4 in (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
2007.15.169
Credit Line
Museum Accession
GUSN
101863
Reference Notes
For more information on mourning jewelry see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v. 2 (1991): 657-710; Deutsch, Davida Tenebaum, "Jewelry for mourning, love, and fancy, 1770-1830," "The Magazine Antiques" (April 1999): 566-575; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 23-31.

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