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Gold Mourning Ring

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Skull beneath rectangular faceted crystal rayed bezel; four conjoined lettered scrolls with black enamel (some chipped)

Inscription

HON: MRS. K / DUMMER / OB: 13 JAN / 1752 / AE 62

Provenance

Buhler Entry: Katherine (daughter of Gov. Joseph Dudley), m. William Dummer, April 26, 1714; gift to a mourner; descended to donor.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Elizabeth G. Norton

about 1752

Object Place for Label

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 195

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

52.980

Medium or Technique

Gold; Paint,crystal

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings