Ring

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1773

GUSN

GUSN-101851

Description

Gold scrolled band with black enamel with gold inscription, center set with square colorless paste over a paper skeleton.

Details

Descriptive Terms

mourning rings
rings (jewelry)
gold alloy
paste (glass)
enamel (fused coating)
Ornament, Mourning
Ring, Mourning
Ring, Mourning

Inscription

Outer band: "AARON TUFTS O.B. 19 OCT 1773 : AE 34"
Inner band: "Hannah TUFTS Ob: 28 Aug: 1772 Aet: 5 Month." (Enamel and engraved)

Additional Identification Number

1302

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Ceremonial Artifacts; Funerary Objects

Dimensions

5/16 (W), 13/16 (diameter) (inches)

Accession Number

1997.86

Reference Notes

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