Mourning Ring

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1804

GUSN

GUSN-101370

Description

Ring with rose gold mounting and band. Bezel center set with hair under glass, engraved on reverse.

Details

Descriptive Terms

mourning rings
rings (jewelry)
glass (material)
Ring

Inscription

"Jonan Bowman / Obt. Sept. 11, 1804 / Aged 68" (Engraved)

Additional Identification Number

816

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

11/16 (W), 13/16 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bruce and Grace Whitney in honor of George, Mark, David, and Richard Whitney

Accession Number

2006.34

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. For more information on the furniture of Jonathan Bowman see Carlisle, Nancy, "Cherished Possessions, A New England Legacy," (2003): 283-285.