Mourning ring for John Phillips

1795


Dimensions

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

Accession Number

54.1483

Medium or Technique

Gold; enamel

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

Gold band designed as four joined scrolls, black enamel with gold lettering, engraved inside.

Inscription

"HON. JOHN / PHILLIPS.LLD / FEED.MY/ LAMBS" in gold letters. "Ob 25 apr 1795 Aet 76" engraved inside.

Provenance

Mourning ring for Hon. John Phillips. Collection of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes by 1954; to MFA December 9, 1954, gift.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes