Child's Ring

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1870-1890

GUSN

GUSN-101409

Description

Child's vulcanite ring with an inlaid silver plaque surrounding a the name "ELLA" in vulcanite.

Details

Descriptive Terms

rings (jewelry)
silver (metal)
RING

Inscription

"ELLA" (Carved)

Additional Identification Number

855

Related Items

Title Child's vulcanite ring Accession Number 1938.1111
Title Vulcanite ring Accession Number 1938.1112

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

1/4 in (W), 11/16 in (diameter) (inches)

Accession Number

1938.1111

Exhibition Notes

"Jewelry at Historic New England," Online exhibit presented by Historic New England launched September 30, 2007 at www.historicnewengland.org/jewelryhistory/.

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.