Gold death's head ring

1765


Dimensions

Other (Overall): 1.8cm (11/16in.)

Accession Number

64.857

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

Gold death’s head, with added blue stone in open bezel at side.

Inscription

"Holyoke-obt-Novr-19-1765 A " engraved inside(J and AE 19 cut to insert stone).

Provenance

Descended in the family to Martha P. Rogers Codman; inherited by her daughter Martha Catherine Codman Karolik; collection of Maxim Karolik by 1964; to MFA June 8, 1964, bequest.

Credit Line

Bequest of Maxim Karolik