Mourning Ring

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1797

GUSN

GUSN-101099

Description

Gold mourning ring, braided hair set under glass with seed pearl border.

Details

Descriptive Terms

mourning rings
rings (jewelry)
glass (material)
Ring

Inscription

"T. Sprett / 1797" (Engraved)

Associated Building

Original to Merwin House (Stockbridge, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

542

Maker

Unknown

Credit Line

Bequest of Vipont de R.D. Merwin

Accession Number

1966.2280

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.