Mourning ring

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1779

GUSN

GUSN-101611

Description

Gold and enamel mourning ring. Gold scroll band with black enamel decoration and inscription in gold.

Details

Descriptive Terms

mourning rings
rings (jewelry)
gold (metal)
enamel (fused coating)
mourning jewelry
Rococo
mourning
Ring

Inscription

Ring: "ELIZI DINCAN OB: 4. SEP 1779. AE 54."\n \n 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." (Enamel and note)

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

1062
J120

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

American [use]

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

1/8 (W), 7/8 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.6