Mourning ring for L. Murray

1768
Paul Revere, Jr. (American, 1734–1818)


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 357

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

64.865

Medium or Technique

Gold, amethyst, enamel

On View

Carolyn A. and Peter S. Lynch Gallery (Gallery 132)

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

Purple glass (amethyst?) in gold reeded bezel; loop of black enamel scrolls. (from card)


Most colonial silversmiths in urban areas produced small quantities of gold and silver jewelry, including mourning rings, given at funerals to pallbearers, family members, and friends.

Inscription

"L. MURRAY / OB 21 MAR / 1768. Ae 38" on black enamel scrolls. (from card)

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Bequest of Maxim Karolik