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Gold and white enamel. Woven gold wire, script SH within circle of conjoined tiny circles over hair.


1909, acquired in London, probably by Martha Codman Karolik (b. 1858 - d. 1948), Newport, RI [see note 1]; by descent to her husband, Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport and New York; 1964, bequest of Maxim Karolik to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 8, 1964) NOTES: [1] According to information in the MFA curatorial files, this ring was "bought in London, 1909." It was probably purchased there by Martha Codman Karolik.

Credit Line

Bequest of Maxim Karolik

Mourning Ring

English, late 17th century

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Medium or Technique

Metal; gold




Jewelry / Adornment, Rings