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Mourning ring for John Amory

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Centering a glass compartment containing an oval of braided gray hair, surrounded by a reeded gold frame and seed pearls, engraved on reverse, tripartite shank with open shoulders.

Inscription

"I / Amory, / died June 5, / 1803. / aged 75." engraved on back in script. (from card)

Provenance

Mourning ring for I. Amory (John Amory), 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

64.874

Medium or Technique

Gold, hair

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings