Ring

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1850-1870

GUSN

GUSN-101453

Description

Gold ring set with an oval micromosaic of a beetle surrounded by a gold twist rope border.

Details

Descriptive Terms

rings (jewelry)
finger rings
RING

Additional Identification Number

899

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Possibly Rome, Italy

Dimensions

7/16 (W), 11/16 (diameter) (inches)

Accession Number

1930.173

Reference Notes

For more information on mosaic jewelry, see: Becker, Vivienne, "Antique and 20th Century Jewellery," (1989): 155-166; Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," (1991): 232-237; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 239-245; Gere, Charlotte, "American & European Jewelry, 1830-1914," (1975): 126-128; Phillips, Clare, "Jewels and Jewelry," (2000): 74-75. For history of the Mason family see Winthrop, Robert C., Jr. "Memoir of Robert Means Mason," Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society. XVIII, 1881, 302-317 and Carlisle, Nancy, "Cherished Possessions: A New England Legacy," (2003).

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