Mourning ring for Hannah Willard

American
1807


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

64.875

Medium or Technique

Gold; Pearls, hair

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

Twelve split pearls frame glass compartment with square of woven brown hair. Tapering shank. Engraved on reverse.

Inscription

"Hannah Willard, / died 11 April, 1807 / Aged 43."

Provenance

Mourning ring for Hannah Willard, d. 1807. Collection of 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.

"Daughter of Levi Willard (see 64.870) and Catherine Willard (see 64.871)" (from data file)

Credit Line

Bequest of Maxim Karolik