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Mourning Ring

ca. 1850

Gold, hair, pearl

band: 7/8 x 3/16 in. (2.22 x 0.48 cm, 4 g) maximum dimensions: 5/16 x 1 in. (0.79 x 2.54 cm)
Gift of Mrs. John Hill Morgan
1940.554
Culture: 
American
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Jewelry
Geography: 
Made in United States
Status: 
On view
Provenance: 

Leila A. Morgan, to 1940; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Peter J. Bohan, American Gold, 1700–1860, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1963), 46, no. 127.

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. 1, p. 312, no. 536.

Erin E. Eisenbarth, Baubles, Bangles, and Beads American Jewelry from Yale University, 1700-2005 (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2005), checklist, no. 80.

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.