Mourning ring for John Amory

1803


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

Other (Overall): 2.1cm (13/16in.)

Accession Number

64.874

Medium or Technique

Gold, hair

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

Centering a glass compartment containing an oval of braided gray hair, surrounded by a reeded gold frame and seed pearls, engraved on reverse, tripartite shank with open shoulders.

Inscription

"I / Amory, / died June 5, / 1803. / aged 75." engraved on back in script. (from card)

Provenance

Mourning ring for I. Amory (John Amory), 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