Mourning ring for Edward Blake
Overall: 2.1 cm (13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Gold; hair, jet
Not On View
Centering a domed glass compartment containing braided hair, surrounded by seed pearls and faceted black stones (probably jet), engraved on reverse, open shoulders with foliate motifs joined to plain gold shank.
"E Blake / Obt Ap'l. 24 AE / 81"
Collection of Miss Julia B. Farrington by 1948; to MFA February 12, 1948, gift.
"Edward Blake's Tomb is on Boston Common- no 19 or 20. He was a merchant whose ships plied between Boston and London" from handwritten note by Julia Blake Farrington. (from object file)
Gift of Miss Julia B. Farrington