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Mourning Ring

Circular ring with a bezel of gold, pearl, hair and glass and the letter "H" and the shank comprised of interlocking hoops

Inscription

Engraved on the underside: S.F.H./1810/to/C.A.B./1876

Provenance

Gardner Brewer Collection; 1901, bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft to the MFA.

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection

Probably English, late 18th century

Object Place

England

Accession Number

01.6619

Medium or Technique

Gold, pearl, hair, glass

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings