Ring

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1882-1885

GUSN

GUSN-101117

Description

Brown table-worked hair band with gold buckle findings.

Details

Descriptive Terms

rings (jewelry)
finger rings
gold (metal)
human hair
Ring

Label

Reportedly made with the hair of a beloved Boston minister, this ring belonged to the donor's mother.

Inscription

"F. M." (Engraved)

Additional Identification Number

560

Related Items

Title Tortoiseshell hair comb Accession Number 1924.672
Title Ring Accession Number 1924.903
Title Hair Ring Accession Number 1924.904

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

3/16 (W), 3/4 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward H. Kingman

Accession Number

1924.904

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.

Date

1882-1885 (years bracketing death of Rev. Cudworth and marriage of Florence Morrison)