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 Person

Duncan, Caroline, 1846-1912
Duncan, James, 1726-1817
Phillips, Margaret Duncan
Harris, Mary Duncan

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

1061
J120

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

American (use)

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