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Gold and enamel mourning ring. Gold scroll band with black enamel decoration and inscription in gold.
enamel (fused coating)
Ring: "ELIZI DINCAN OB: 4. SEP 1779. AE 54."
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)
Duncan, Caroline, Miss, 1846-1912
Duncan, Elizabeth Bell, Mrs., 1725-1779
Phillips, Margaret Duncan
Harris, Mary Duncan
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),
1/8 (W), 7/8 (diameter) (inches)
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation