Mourning ring

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1817

GUSN

GUSN-101610

Description

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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

mourning rings
rings (jewelry)
gold (metal)
jet (coal)
human hair
mourning jewelry
Ring

Inscription

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)

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

1061
J120

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

American (use)

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

3/8 (W), 7/8 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.5