Gold Mourning Ring

about 1752
Jacob Hurd (American, 1702 or 1703–1758)


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 195

Dimensions

Other (Overall): 2.1cm (13/16in.)

Accession Number

52.980

Medium or Technique

Gold; Paint,crystal

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

Skull beneath rectangular faceted crystal rayed bezel; four conjoined lettered scrolls with black enamel (some chipped)

Inscription

HON: MRS. K / DUMMER / OB: 13 JAN / 1752 / AE 62

Provenance

Buhler Entry: Katherine (daughter of Gov. Joseph Dudley), m. William Dummer, April 26, 1714; gift to a mourner; descended to donor.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Elizabeth G. Norton