Memorial Ring

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1736

GUSN

GUSN-101850

Description

This gold band is embellished with repeating rococo scrolls set with black enamel and a raised gold inscription. The center is set with a square, colorless paste in a bezel mount.

Details

Descriptive Terms

mourning rings
rings (jewelry)
silver (metal)
gold (metal)
glass by composition or origin
Ring

Inscription

"AMY GLOVER OB 22 JAN 1736 AET 97" (Enamel)

Additional Identification Number

1301

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

1/4 (W), 7/8 (diameter) (inches)

Accession Number

1916.119

Exhibition Notes

"Hidden Treasures from Elegant Eras," Historic Jewelry from the Collections of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities presented by Shreve, Crump & Low, September 15 - November 30, 1995.

Reference Notes

For more information on eighteenth century mourning jewelry see Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 23-31.