Ring

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

ca. 1860

GUSN

GUSN-101457

Description

Gold ring with open shoulders chased and engraved with a foliate design, center set with a black enamel plaque with an applied silver flower set with rose cut diamonds.

Details

Descriptive Terms

rings (jewelry)
finger rings
silver (metal)
RING

Inscription

"S. S. G. / to / M. M. G." (Engraved)

Additional Identification Number

903

Related Items

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Title Mourning ring Accession Number 1977.21
Title Ring Accession Number 1977.22.1
Title Ring Accession Number 1977.22.2

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

9/16 in (W), 3/4 in (diameter) (inches)

Accession Number

1977.22.1

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 mourning jewelry see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v. 2 (1991): 657-710; Deutsch, Davida Tenebaum, "Jewelry for mourning, love, and fancy, 1770-1830," "The Magazine Antiques" (April 1999): 566-575; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 23-31.