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1971.2200 (RS8433)

Description

Gold ring with a channel to set hair in (hair missing), front set with a rectangular plaque engraved with initials.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1900
Inscriptions
"R. W. [illegible initial] (Engraved)
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
finger rings
RING
rings (jewelry)
Dimensions
1/8 in (W), 13/16 in (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.2200
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
101950
Reference Notes
For more information on hair jewelry see Bell, C. Jeanenne, "Collector's Encyclopedia of Hairwork Jewelry," (1998); Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v. 2 (1991): 680-698; Campbell, Mark, "The Art of Hair Work: Hair Braiding and Jewelry of Sentiment with Catalog of Hair Jewelry," Eds. Jules & Kaethe Kliot (facsimile of 1875 printing, 1996); Dawes, Ginny Reddington & Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 139-143; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 98-107, 214-219.
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Title Beaded choker Accession number 1971.1369.1
Title Beaded choker Accession number 1971.1369.2
Title Beaded choker Accession number 1971.1369.3
Title Agate ring Accession number 1971.2197
Title Gold ring Accession number 1971.2198
Title Gold ring Accession number 1971.2199
Title Gold hair ring Accession number 1971.2200
Title Gold chain necklace Accession number 1971.2201
Title Birth of Venus cameo Accession number 1971.2202 ab
Title Cuff buttons Accession number 1971.2203 ab

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