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Gold mourning ring

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Gold and enamel with square crystal set in gold over painted "death's head". (from card)


"Mrs. AB / Edwards / OB.9.JAN / 1760. AE 81" inscribed on four conjoined scrolls. (from card)


Buhler entry: For a mourner at the funeral of Abigail (Fowle) (Smith) Edwards, wife of John Edwards and mother-in-law of Samuel; descended in the family to the donor. Collection of Miss Gertrude Townsend by 1936; lent to MFA August 20, 1936. Made a gift, December 11, 1941.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Gertrude Townsend

about 1760

Object Place for Label

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 208


Other (Overall): 1.9cm (3/4in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold; enamel, clearstone




Jewelry / Adornment, Rings