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Mourning ring and box

Description

A) Ring: circular form w/ plain band. Braided lock of hair in oblong mount under glass, surrounded by cut onyx stones. Engraved inside. B) Cylindrical wood box w/ hinged lid and brass catch, covered w/ red "leatherette" paper.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1805
Inscriptions
Engraved inside: ""G. Clifford, abt 6(?)/ Aug. 1, 1805 at 22 yrs.""
Associated Building
Gilman Garrison House (Exeter, N.H.).
Material
gold (metal)
onyx (mineral)
Object type
Adornment
Places
New Hampshire (United States)
Descriptive terms
gold (metal)
Gold Plate
mourning
Mourning
mourning rings
Onyx
onyx (mineral)
RING
rings (jewelry)
People and organizations
G. Clifford
Dimensions
0.813 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1966.1362AB
Credit Line
Bequest of William Perry Dudley
GUSN
26094

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