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Gold, jet and hair mourning ring. Square front set with brown and white hair under glass surrounded by a row of jet beads, gold band with openwork at shoulders.
Ring:" J. Duncan/ Ob. July 24th/ 1817 AE 92" Note: "Feb 1911 / These were funeral / rings of the elder / James Duncan and / of his first wife Elizabeth / Bell. They long belonged / to Miss Caroline Duncan. / and then to Mrs. Harris / and after death in 1910 / came to Mrs. Stephen H. Phillips." (Engraved and paper note)
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),
3/8 (W), 7/8 (diameter) (inches)
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation