Mourning ring

English or American
1792


Dimensions

Height x width x depth (bezel): 3.1 x 2 x 0.5 cm (1 1/4 x 13/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

2009.5489

Medium or Technique

Gold, enamel, pearl

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Collections

Americas, Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

Mandorla-shaped mourning ring with a painted ivory featuring a seated woman facing a mother-of-pearl obelisk. The surround of the ring is white and black enamel.

Inscription

"S/Edzard, /died 15 May/1792, /Aged 6/Ys."

Markings

Inscribed on reverse "Sir/Edzard, /died 15 May/1792, /Aged 6/Ys."

Provenance

About 2000, purchased by gemologist Mona Nesseth, CA, from an English dealer; 2009, year-end gift from Nesseth to the MFA (Accession date: January 20, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of Mona Lee Nesseth