An eighteenth-century mourning ring which appears to be engraved with the name and dates of Ammi Sansam. The contents have been removed and replaced at a later time by a small miniature portrait of John Quincy Adams.
Ammi? / Sansam? / died / 14 April / 1788 / aged / 52 From ledger copy (see object file): "Ann Lansam, died 14 April 1788 aged 52"
Until 1874, probably Gardner Brewer (b. 1806 - d. 1874), Boston; probably by descent to his daughter, Caroline Abigail Brewer (Mrs. Arthur) Croft (d. 1898), Boston; 1901, bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft to the MFA. (Accession Date: July 1, 1901)
Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection