Mourning ring for William Erving

1791


Dimensions

Other (Overall): 2.2 cm (7/8 in.)

Accession Number

54.1482

Medium or Technique

Gold; enamel

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

The gold band designed as four joined scrolls with black enamel and gold lettering.

Inscription

"WILLIAM/ ERVING ESQ / OB: 27. MAY / 1791:AE 58"

Provenance

Mourning ring for William Erving, died 1791. Collection of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes by 1954; to MFA December 9, 1954, gift.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes