Mourning Ring

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1806

GUSN

GUSN-101114

Description

Circular gold mounting with woven white and brown hair under glass, engraved on reverse and around band.

Details

Descriptive Terms

mourning rings
rings (jewelry)
RING

Inscription

Band: "B. A. ob: 14 Mar. 1806 Aet 89"
Reverse: "EA / ob: 4 May 1801 / AEt 84." (Engraved)

Additional Identification Number

557

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

3/4 (W), 3/4 (diameter) (inches)

Accession Number

1931.1962

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.