Mourning Ring

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1798

GUSN

GUSN-101872

Description

Rose gold ring with a circular compartment containing two shades of hair in a basket weave pattern under glass.

Details

Descriptive Terms

mourning rings
rings (jewelry)
glass (material)
RING

Inscription

Back: "Josiah Quincy jun e / Obt, , 26 april 1775 aet. 31, / and Abigail Quincy / Obt,, 25 March 1798, aet, 53" Band: "JQ to HS" (Engraved)

Additional Identification Number

1323

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Title Mourning Ring Accession Number 1971.332
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Title Mourning Ring Accession Number 1971.339
Title Mourning Ring Accession Number 1971.340

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

1971.339

Reference Notes

For more information on hair jewelry see Bell, C. Jeanenne, "Collector's Encyclopedia of Hairwork Jewelry," (1998); Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v. 2 (1991): 680-698; Campbell, Mark, "The Art of Hair Work: Hair Braiding and Jewelry of Sentiment with Catalog of Hair Jewelry," Eds. Jules & Kaethe Kliot (facsimile of 1875 printing, 1996); Dawes, Ginny Reddington & Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 139-143; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 98-107, 214-219. 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.