Gold mourning ring

about 1760
Samuel Edwards (American, 1705–1762)


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 208

Dimensions

Other (Overall): 1.9cm (3/4in.)

Accession Number

41.853

Medium or Technique

Gold; enamel, clearstone

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

Gold and enamel with square crystal set in gold over painted “death’s head”. (from card)

Inscription

"Mrs. AB / Edwards / OB.9.JAN / 1760. AE 81" inscribed on four conjoined scrolls. (from card)

Provenance

Buhler entry:
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.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Gertrude Townsend