Mourning Ring in Original Case

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1800

GUSN

GUSN-101184

Description

Marquise shaped gold mounting set with gold intertwined initials "CS" over brown woven hair, engraved on reverse and on band.

Details

Descriptive Terms

rings (jewelry)
glass (material)
RING

Inscription

Reverse: "Not lost but / gone before"
Band: "C S Ob. 15 Octo., 1800 AE 2 yrs." (Engraved)

Additional Identification Number

628

Related Items

Title Miniature pendant Accession Number 1932.16
Title Pair of blue stone shoe buckles Accession Number 1932.514 ab
Title Hair ring Accession Number 1932.515
Title Gold earrings Accession Number 1932.516 ab

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

3/4 in (W), 13/16 in (diameter) (inches)

Accession Number

1932.515

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.