Ring

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1840-1850

GUSN

GUSN-101376

Description

Gold ring with open-work shoulders decorated with an acanthus leaf design, center set with cabochon cut emerald.\n This ring was one of several reportedly worn by the donor's aunt, Mrs. Elizabeth Oliva Lane Stevens, as a gift from her future husband Grenville Stevens before their marriage in 1843.

Details

Descriptive Terms

rings (jewelry)
finger rings
RING

Additional Identification Number

822
1997.60

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

1/4 in (W), 3/4 in (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Kingsmill Marrs

Accession Number

1922.464

Exhibition Notes

"Hidden Treasures from Elegant Eras," Historic Jewelry from the Collections of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities presented by Shreve, Crump & Low, September 15 - November 30, 1995.

Reference Notes

Pictured in Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): Color Plate 110. For more information on the use of colored gems see Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 48-51; 202-208.

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