Gold Mourning Ring

about 1768


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 255

Dimensions

Other (Overall): 2.4 cm (15/16 in.)

Accession Number

54.1480

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

Band with four white enamel scrolls. (from card)

Inscription

" E QUINCY / TERTs. OB / 24 MARCH: / 1768 AE 35" on four white enamel scrolls(from card)

Provenance

Buhler Entry: Edmund Quincy, son of Col. Josiah and Hannah (Sturgis) Quincy, (b. October 1, 1733; Harvard College 1752); died at sea, unmarried. Descended in the family of his aunt, Dorothy (Quincy) Jackson, to the donor.
Collection of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes by 1954; to MFA December 9, 1954, gift.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes