Gold mourning ring

1729
Andrew Tyler (American, 1692 or 1693–1741)


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 117

Dimensions

Other (Overall): 2.2cm (7/8in.)

Accession Number

64.855

Medium or Technique

Gold

On View

Manning House (Gallery LG36)

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

Death’s head with modelled wings on slightly curved outer surface; inside flat for insciption.

Inscription

"A Brown ob 16 April 1729 Aet 9: Engraved in semi-script inside. (from card)

Markings

AT in rectangle

Provenance

Buhler Catalogue: Early history unknown; given to Martha Pickman (Rogers) Codman by her father, J.W. Rogers, in 1850; inherited by her daughter Martha C. Codman Karolik; collection of Maxim Karolik by 1964; to MFA June 8,1964, bequest.

Credit Line

Bequest of Maxim Karolik