Mourning Ring

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1820-1840

GUSN

GUSN-101303

Description

Gold mounting with decorated shoulders, center set with a plait of dark brown hair under glass surrounded by chased gold border and a black enamel border, engraved on reverse.

Details

Descriptive Terms

mourning rings
rings (jewelry)
glass (material)
RING

Inscription

"M. H. Emery" (Engraved)

Additional Identification Number

749

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Title Hair pendant Accession Number 1928.884
Title Hair cross Accession Number 1928.885
Title Enamel brooch Accession Number 1928.887
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Title Mourning brooch Accession Number 1928.889
Title Hair ring Accession Number 1928.890
Title Hair ring Accession Number 1928.891
Title Hair ring Accession Number 1928.892
Title Hair ring Accession Number 1928.893
Title Hair bracelet Accession Number 1928.894
Title Hair bracelet Accession Number 1928.895
Title Hair bracelet Accession Number 1928.896
Title Hair bracelet Accession Number 1928.897
Title Hair watch chain Accession Number 1928.898
Title Hair watch chain Accession Number 1928.898
Title Hair chain Accession Number 1928.899
Title Hair watch chain Accession Number 1928.900

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

5/16 in (W), 3/4 in (diameter) (inches)

Accession Number

1928.893

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.