Memorial Ring

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1782

GUSN

GUSN-101415

Description

This gold ring is embellished with repeating rococo scrolls set with black enamel and an inscription in raised gold letters.

Details

Descriptive Terms

mourning rings
rings (jewelry)
gold (metal)
enamel (fused coating)
Ring

Inscription

"REV STEP EMERY OB: 24 MAY 1782 AE 75" (Enamel)

Additional Identification Number

861

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

1/8 (W), 13/16 (diameter) (inches)

Accession Number

1914.99

Reference Notes

For more information on mourning jewelry see Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 25-34.

Date

1782 (inscribed)