Mourning ring

American
1832


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

Other (Overall): 1.8cm (11/16in.)

Accession Number

64.876

Medium or Technique

Gold; enamel, hair

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

Dark hair under beveled rectangular glass in chased gold surrounded by black and white enamel. Inscribed on reverse.

Inscription

"I. Amory / died Sep. 4 / 1832 AE 73." engraved in back in script.

Provenance

Descended in the family to Maria Potter Codman by 1902; inherited by her niece Martha Catherine Codman Karolik, 1902; collection of Maxim Karolik by 1964; to MFA June 8, 1964, bequest.

"My great grandfather, M.C.C." (from data file)

Credit Line

Bequest of Maxim Karolik