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Gold scrolled band with black enamel with gold inscription, center set with square colorless paste over a paper skeleton.
enamel (fused coating)
Outer band: "AARON TUFTS O.B. 19 OCT 1773 : AE 34"\n Inner band: "Hannah TUFTS Ob: 28 Aug: 1772 Aet: 5 Month." (Enamel and engraved)
Ceremonial Artifacts; Funerary Objects
5/16 (W), 13/16 (diameter) (inches)
For more information on eighteenth century mourning jewelry see Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 23-31.