Gold mourning ring
Samuel Edwards (American, 1705–1762)
Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Buhler, 1972, No. 208
Other (Overall): 1.9cm (3/4in.)
Medium or Technique
Gold; enamel, clearstone
Not On View
Gold and enamel with square crystal set in gold over painted “death’s head”. (from card)
"Mrs. AB / Edwards / OB.9.JAN / 1760. AE 81" inscribed on four conjoined scrolls. (from card)
For a mourner at the funeral of Abigail (Fowle) (Smith) Edwards, wife of John Edwards and mother-in-law of Samuel; descended in the family to the donor.
Collection of Miss Gertrude Townsend by 1936; lent to MFA August 20, 1936. Made a gift, December 11, 1941.
Gift of Miss Gertrude Townsend