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Gold Mourning Ring

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Rectangular faceted stone over skull in rayed bezel flaked by two small stones in openwork setting. (from card)

Inscription

"J WENDELL/ OB 7 SEP / 1761 AE 71" Scrolled band with black enamel (from card)

Provenance

Buhler Entry: Descended in the family to Edward Jackson Holmes (see Cat. no. 34). Collection of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes by 1954; to MFA December 9, 1954, gift. From card: "Jacob Wendell- Suffolk Probate- no maker"

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes

about 1761

Object Place for Label

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 253

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

54.1477

Medium or Technique

Gold; Paint, crystal

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings