Mourning ring for L. Murray
Paul Revere, Jr. (American, 1734–1818)
Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts
Buhler, 1972, No. 357
Other (Overall): 1.9cm (3/4in.)
Medium or Technique
Gold, amethyst, enamel
Carolyn A. and Peter S. Lynch Gallery (Gallery 132)
Purple glass (amethyst?) in gold reeded bezel; loop of black enamel scrolls. (from card)
Most colonial silversmiths in urban areas produced small quantities of gold and silver jewelry, including mourning rings, given at funerals to pallbearers, family members, and friends.
"L. MURRAY / OB 21 MAR / 1768. Ae 38" on black enamel scrolls. (from card)
Collection of Maria Potter Codman by 1902; inherited by her niece Martha Catherine Codman Karolik, 1902; collection of Maxim Karolik by 1964; to MFA June 8, 1964, bequest.
Bequest of Maxim Karolik