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Braided Hair Ring

Glass compartment with braided brown hair surrounded by single-cut black stones (probably jet). Split shoulders and shank further set with jet.

Inscription

H D W obt Sept 23rd 1813 M W to H W. Engraved inside.

Provenance

Descended in the family to Miss Catherine Waters Faucon by 1928; to MFA April 26, 1928, gift. "Hannah Davis Weld B. 17 D. 1810- D.23 Sep. 1813 Ae 3. Daughter of Dan'l Weld (1772-1852) and Hannah (Davis Williams) Weld (1781-1841)." (From object file)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Catherine Waters Faucon

about 1813

Accession Number

28.286

Medium or Technique

Gold; hair

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings