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Maker: attributed to: John Brevoort, w. c. 1742 - 1764
Honorand: John Brovort Hicks, American, 1758 - 1761

Mourning Ring

1761

Gold, crystal, white enamel, black material, paint

D. 13/16 in.(21 mm.); W. 3/32 in. (2 mm.); setting is 3/16 in deep, just under 1/2 in. long, just over 1/4 in. wide.
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1934.343
Geography: 
Made in United States
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Jewelry
Status: 
On view
Bibliography: 

John Marshall Phillips, “Additions to the Garvan Collection of Silver,” Bulletin of the Associates in Fine Arts at Yale University 8, no. 1 (June 1937): 18–19.

Peter J. Bohan, American Gold, 1700–1860, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1963), 44–45, no. 115.

Kathryn C. Buhler and Graham Hood, American Silver in the Yale University Art Gallery, 2 vols. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1970), vol. 2, p. 86, no. 642.

Robin Jaffee Frank, Love and Loss (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2000), 118-20, no. 62, ill.

Erin E. Eisenbarth, Baubles, Bangles, and Beads American Jewelry from Yale University, 1700-2005 (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2005), checklist, no. 74.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.

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