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

Related Items

Title Pendant Accession Number 1936.692
Title Pendant Accession Number 1936.693
Title Hair ring Accession Number 1936.695
Title Tortoiseshell lorgnette Accession Number 1944.331
Title Hair ring Accession Number 1944.332

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

American

Object Type

Adornment

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.