Gold Mourning Ring

about 1750
Thomas Skinner (1712 or 1713–1761)


Object Place: Marblehead, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 224

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

64.856

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

Gold death’s head (worn). (from card)

Inscription

"I.Leg obt 9t Feby 1750 Aet 25" engraved in semi-script inside. (from card)

Markings

TS in rectangle (from card)

Provenance

Buhler entry: Unknown. Descended in the family to Martha P. Rogers Codman; inherited by her daughter Martha Catherine Codman Karolik; collection of Maxim Karolik by 1964; to MFA June 8, 1964, bequest.

Credit Line

Bequest of Maxim Karolik