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Mourning ring for Betsey Weld

Centering an oval of braided blonde hair within a glass compartment, surrounded by seed pearls. Reverse engraved. Tapering tripartite shank.

Inscription

Engraved inside "Betsey Weld died April 10 1807 Ae 23 years."

Provenance

Engraved inside "Betsey Weld died April 10 1807 Ae 23 years." Descended in family to Miss Catherine Waters Faucon by 1928; to MFA April 26, 1928, gift. see object file and 28.283

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Catherine Waters Faucon

about 1807

Accession Number

28.284

Medium or Technique

Gold; Hair, Pearls

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings