Ring

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1860-1880

GUSN

GUSN-101113

Description

Gold ring with center plaque, sides of band are cut out in Greek key design to show inset table-worked brown hair.

Details

Descriptive Terms

rings (jewelry)
finger rings
RING

Inscription

"from Mary" (Engraved)

Additional Identification Number

556

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

American

Dimensions

1/4 in (W), 7/8 in (diameter) (inches)

Accession Number

1944.332

Exhibition Notes

"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 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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