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Mourning ring for Hen[ry?] Halsall

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Hexagonal beveled glass over skull in reeded gold. Black enameled scrolls. Possibly English.

Inscription

"HEN: / HALSALL / OB:26 / July 1742 / AE 72" in black enameled scrolls.

Provenance

Bought in London 1895; 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

1742

Accession Number

64.861

Medium or Technique

Gold; copper, clearstone, enamel

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings