Mourning ring for John Lane

English
1826
AJ


Object Place: London, England

Dimensions

Overall: 0.6cm (1/4in.) Other (Overall): 3cm (1 3/16in.)

Accession Number

1976.643

Medium or Technique

Gold; enamel

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

Black enamelled band with inscription in gold surrounded by two bands of raised floral design in gold. May be missing original hair compartment.

Inscription

"John Lane, esq., died 17 Nov., 1826, aged 71" along inside. "J.A. / MEMORY / OS" in gold and black enamel.

Markings

English Hallmarks- bust, crown, 18, lion mask, lower case m, and initials in smaller stamp AJ(?) along inside band.

Provenance

Mourning ring for John Lane, Esq., died 1826. Collection of Barbara Boylston Bean by 1976; to MFA September 8, 1976, bequest.

Credit Line

Bequest of Barbara Boylston Bean