Ring

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1850-1900

GUSN

GUSN-101950

Description

Gold ring with a channel to set hair in (hair missing), front set with a rectangular plaque engraved with initials.

Details

Descriptive Terms

rings (jewelry)
finger rings
RING

Inscription

"R. W. [illegible initial] (Engraved)

Associated Building

Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),

Additional Identification Number

1401

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Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

1/8 in (W), 13/16 in (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.2200

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.