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Mourning ring for Hannah Willard

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Twelve split pearls frame glass compartment with square of woven brown hair. Tapering shank. Engraved on reverse.

Inscription

"Hannah Willard, / died 11 April, 1807 / Aged 43."

Provenance

Mourning ring for Hannah Willard, d. 1807. Collection of Maria Potter Codman by 1902; inherited by her niece Martha Catherine Codman Karolik, 1902; collection of Maxim Karolik by 1964; to MFA June 8, 1964, bequest. "Daughter of Levi Willard (see 64.870) and Catherine Willard (see 64.871)" (from data file)

Credit Line

Bequest of Maxim Karolik

American, 1807

Object Place for Label

United States

Object Place

United States

Accession Number

64.875

Medium or Technique

Gold; Pearls, hair

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings