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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.


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


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


Object Place for Label

United States

Object Place

United States

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold, hair




Jewelry / Adornment, Rings