Ring

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1850-1900

GUSN

GUSN-101386

Description

Gold ring with scrolled engraving on shoulders and set with oval sardonyx cameo of bird holding a twig of leaves in its mouth.

Details

Descriptive Terms

rings (jewelry)
finger rings
RING

Associated Building

Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

832

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

1/2 in (W), 3/4 in (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman

Accession Number

1969.3612

Reference Notes

For information on cameos see Bennett, David and Daniela Mascetti, "Understanding Jewellery," (1989); Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v. 1 (1991): 215-232; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 227-236; Miller, Anna M. "Cameos Old & New," 3rd Edition (2005).