Mourning ring for Benjamin Pickman

1773
John Coburn (American, 1724–1803)


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 277

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

64.866

Medium or Technique

Gold, glass, and enamel

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

Coffin-shaped beveled glass over figure in reeded gold. Black enamel scrolls.

Inscription

"HON. B / PICKMAN / OB:20:AUG / 1773.AE 66" in black enamel scrolls. (from card)

Markings

Unmarked

Provenance

Mourning ring for Benjamin Pickman (d. 1773); 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