Mourning ring

1779
Daniel Boyer (1725–1779)


Object Place: Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 291

Dimensions

Other (Overall): 2.1cm (13/16in.)

Accession Number

38.771

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

Plain, gold, band.

Inscription

Engraved inside ring "Mrs. T. Gordon. ob. 21 April 1779 AE 48."

Provenance

Ring made to memorialize the deceased, Mrs. T. Gordon, and given as a token to one of the mourners; descended in the mourner's family to the donor's husband.

Collection of Mrs. Gordon Dexter by 1938; to MFA May 11, 1938, gift.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Gordon Dexter