Gold mourning ring
John Coburn (American, 1724–1803)
Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Buhler, 1972, No. 276
Other (Overall): 2.2cm (7/8in.)
Medium or Technique
Gold; clearstone or glass, enamel
Not On View
Elliptical beveled glass over a painted skull in rayed mount held in forked scroll ends of band with center bar on which a smaller glass chip is mounted (missing at one end). Hoop of three scrolled panels.
"T:BARTON: / ESQ OB APR / 28:1761 AE.71" in black enamel, lettered scrolls. (from card)
Buhler Entry: Thomas Barton (d. 1751); descended in the family to Martha Codman Karolik.
Collection of Martha P. Rogers Codman; inherited by her daughter Martha Catherine Codman Karolik; collection of Maxim Karolik by 1964; to MFA June 8, 1964, bequest.
Bequest of Maxim Karolik