Gold Mourning Ring

about 1761


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 253

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

54.1477

Medium or Technique

Gold; Paint, crystal

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

Rectangular faceted stone over skull in rayed bezel flaked by two small stones in openwork setting. (from card)

Inscription

"J WENDELL/ OB 7 SEP / 1761 AE 71" Scrolled band with black enamel (from card)

Provenance

Buhler Entry: Descended in the family to Edward Jackson Holmes (see Cat. no. 34).
Collection of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes by 1954; to MFA December 9, 1954, gift.
From card: "Jacob Wendell- Suffolk Probate- no maker"

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes