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Mourning ring for Catherine Parker

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Centering an oval glass compartment containing braided blonde hair, engraved on reverse, tapered shank adjustable in size.

Inscription

"Catherine / Parker, / ob.4 may 1803. / aet. 23"(from card)

Provenance

Mourning ring for Catherine Parker, died 1803. 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

1803

Object Place for Label

United States

Object Place

United States

Accession Number

64.873

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings