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Memorial ring

Probably English
late 18th–early 19th century

Object Place: Europe, France


Height x width (bezel): 1 9/16 x 11/16 in. (4 x 1.7 cm) Height x width (shank): 13/16 x 13/16 in. (2 x 2 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silver, ivory, gold foil and wire, pearls and glass

Not On View


Europe, Jewelry



Memorial ring with painted miniature on ivory. Glass covers a miniature watercolor on ivory featuring a standing woman in Neo-Classical attire holding a dove above an altar. Gold foil, small pearls and gold wires decorate the altar. Engraved decoration on shoulders of shank. Bezel has a hinged compartment for hair.

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection