Ring

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1848

GUSN

GUSN-101378

Description

Gold ring with pierced scroll shoulders, center set with a rectangular faceted jet surrounded by a border of pieces of round faceted jet.

Details

Descriptive Terms

rings (jewelry)
finger rings
Ornament, Mourning
Ring, Mourning
Ring, Mourning

Inscription

"C W Payson / Obt Decr 25th 1848" (Engraved)

Additional Identification Number

824

Related Items

Title Intaglio Accession Number 1930.319
Title Intaglio Accession Number 1930.320
Title Intaglio Accession Number 1930.321
Title Iron brooch Accession Number 1930.333
Title Mourning ring Accession Number 1930.939

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Ceremonial Artifacts; Funerary Objects

Dimensions

3/8 (W), 3/4 in (diameter) (inches)

Accession Number

1930.939

Reference Notes

For more information on jet jewelry and imitations see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910" v. 2 (1991): 657-709; Cooper, Diana and Norman Battershill, "Victorian Sentimental Jewellery," (1972): 19-30; Dawes, Ginny Reddington and Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 125-130; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 125-126, 254-256; Phillips, Clare, "Jewels and Jewelry," (2000): 94-95.