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Mourning ring

Centering a glass compartment containing woven gray hair, surounded by faceted black stones (probably jet), joined to tapering gold shank with foliate engraving, interior inscribed.

Inscription

D & S Weld-E.C. to M.W.W.

Provenance

Weld family. Descended in family to Miss Catherine Waters Faucon by 1928; to MFA April 26, 1928, gift.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Catherine Waters Faucon

about 1800

Object Place

United States

Accession Number

28.285

Medium or Technique

Gold; hair, jet

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings