Gold Mourning Ring

about 1762


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 253

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

54.1479

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

Rectangular faceted stone over skull in rayed bezel flaked by two small stones in openwork setting. (from card)

Inscription

"M:S: WENDELL OB.22.JUL / 1762:AE. 66" (from card)

Provenance

Buhler Entry: Descended in the family to Edward Jackson Holmes (see Cat. no. 34).
Collection of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes by 1954; to MFA December 9, 1954, gift.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes