Mourning ring for Catherine Parker

1803


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

Other (Overall): 1.9cm (3/4in.)

Accession Number

64.873

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

Centering an oval glass compartment containing braided blonde hair, engraved on reverse, tapered shank adjustable in size.

Inscription

"Catherine / Parker, / ob.4 may 1803. / aet. 23"(from card)

Provenance

Mourning ring for Catherine Parker, died 1803. 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.

Credit Line

Bequest of Maxim Karolik