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Gold mourning ring

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Elliptical beveled glass over a painted skull in rayed mount held in forked scroll ends of band with center bar on which a smaller glass chip is mounted (missing at one end). Hoop of three scrolled panels.

Inscription

"T:BARTON: / ESQ OB APR / 28:1761 AE.71" in black enamel, lettered scrolls. (from card)

Marks

Unmarked

Provenance

Buhler Entry: Thomas Barton (d. 1751); descended in the family to Martha Codman Karolik. Collection of Martha P. Rogers Codman; inherited by her daughter Martha Catherine Codman Karolik; collection of Maxim Karolik by 1964; to MFA June 8, 1964, bequest.

Credit Line

Bequest of Maxim Karolik

about 1751

Object Place for Label

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 276

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

64.862

Medium or Technique

Gold; clearstone or glass, enamel

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings