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Gold mourning ring

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Death's head with modelled wings on slightly curved outer surface; inside flat for insciption.

Inscription

"A Brown ob 16 April 1729 Aet 9: Engraved in semi-script inside. (from card)

Marks

AT in rectangle

Provenance

Buhler Catalogue: Early history unknown; given to Martha Pickman (Rogers) Codman by her father, J.W. Rogers, in 1850; inherited by her daughter Martha C. Codman Karolik; collection of Maxim Karolik by 1964; to MFA June 8,1964, bequest.

Credit Line

Bequest of Maxim Karolik

1729

Object Place for Label

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 117

Dimensions

Other (Overall): 2.2cm (7/8in.)

Accession Number

64.855

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings