Mourning Ring

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1848

GUSN

GUSN-101863

Description

Gold ring with engraved foliate shoulders, center set with braid of light brown hair under beveled glass.

Details

Descriptive Terms

mourning rings
rings (jewelry)
glass (material)
RING

Inscription

" Jane G L Coit / Aged 4 yrs 9 ms" (Engraved)

Additional Identification Number

1314

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

1/2 in (W), 3/4 in (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Museum Accession

Accession Number

2007.15.169

Reference Notes

For more information on mourning jewelry see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v. 2 (1991): 657-710; Deutsch, Davida Tenebaum, "Jewelry for mourning, love, and fancy, 1770-1830," "The Magazine Antiques" (April 1999): 566-575; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 23-31.