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Gold mourning ring

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Gold and enamel ring with memorial inscription on face of band in series of panels, enamel almost lost. (from card)

Inscription

"Madm. D. Dudley, Oct. 24 Octo. 1756, ae 72." Inscription on face of band in series of panels, enamel almost lost. (from card)

Marks

Unmarked.

Provenance

Descended in the family to Miss Helen P. Demaras by 1920; to MFA July 1, 1920, gift. Descended in the family of the donor. Undoubtedly commemorates the death in 1756 of Mrs. Paul Dudley (nee Lucy Wainwright). "Wife of Gov. Paul Dudley who wore this ring" (from card)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Helen Raymond Demaras

about 1756

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 250

Dimensions

Other (Overall): 2.1cm (13/16in.)

Accession Number

20.848

Medium or Technique

Gold with enamel

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings