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Mourning ring for John Lane

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Black enamelled band with inscription in gold surrounded by two bands of raised floral design in gold. May be missing original hair compartment.


"John Lane, esq., died 17 Nov., 1826, aged 71" along inside. "J.A. / MEMORY / OS" in gold and black enamel.


English Hallmarks- bust, crown, 18, lion mask, lower case m, and initials in smaller stamp AJ(?) along inside band.


Mourning ring for John Lane, Esq., died 1826. Collection of Barbara Boylston Bean by 1976; to MFA September 8, 1976, bequest.

Credit Line

Bequest of Barbara Boylston Bean

English, 1826

Object Place for Label

London, England

Object Place

London, England

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold; enamel




Jewelry / Adornment, Rings