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

Related Items

Title Mourning ring Accession Number 1927.290
Title Pair of brass hair ornaments Accession Number 1932.90 ab

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Ceremonial Artifacts; Funerary Objects

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)