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Mourning ring

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Plain gold band with rounded exterior and flat interior. Inscription and mark on interior.

Inscription

Engraved on interior of ring: "Rev'd Saml. Dunbar ob June 15, 1783 AE 78"

Marks

Stamped: "PR" in script in a rectangle (Kane mark F)

Provenance

Made for the funeral of the Reverend Samuel Dunbar (1704-1783), Canton, Massachusetts; recorded in Paul Revere, Jr.'s day book in 1783; April 9, 2011, Eldred's auction, Americana and Paintings sale, lot 721, sold to the MFA, Boston. (Accession date: May 25, 2011)

Credit Line

Marion E. Davis Fund and H.E. Bolles Fund

1783

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts

Dimensions

Overall: 0.3 x 2.2 cm (1/8 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

2011.206

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings