Mourning Ring

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1797

GUSN

GUSN-101852

Description

Gold ring with black enamel and inscription in gold set within a circle, gold stripes on shoulders. Stored in a fitted, leather-covered ring case.

Details

Descriptive Terms

mourning rings
rings (jewelry)
Ornament, Mourning
Ring, Mourning
Ring, Mourning

Inscription

"GEORGE / OTIS: O.B. / 13 : APRIL / 1797.AE.19" (Text on ring)
"LINCOLN & FOSS. / JEWELERS / Corner of / Court & Washn Sts. / BOSTON." (Printed paper label)

Additional Identification Number

1303

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

1927.290

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.

Date

1797 (date on ring)

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