Ring

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

ca. 1786

GUSN

GUSN-101472

Description

Silver and gold ring with shaped shoulders with abstract floral decoration, center set with small stone, possibly a diamond.\n This ring (inscribed EH to MB 1786) marked the marriage of Eleazer Homer to Mary Bartlett on November 12, 1786, the donor's maternal great-grandparents.

Details

Descriptive Terms

rings (jewelry)
silver (metal)
gold alloy
diamond (mineral)
Ring

Label

"Mementos: Jewelry of Life and Love from Historic New England": Eleazer Homer wed Mary Bartlett with this ring in 1786. Mary and Eleazer had fourteen children, four of whom followed him into the family merchant business.

Inscription

"J (or E) H to M B" (Engraved)

Additional Identification Number

919

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

1/8 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Laura Norcross Marrs

Accession Number

1922.466

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