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

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).