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Maker: Edward Winslow, American, 1669–1753
Honorand: Joseph Dudley, American, 1647–1720

Mourning Ring

ca. 1720


1/8 × 3/4 in. (0.3 × 1.9 cm, 3 g)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
Made in Boston, Massachusetts
On view
17th–18th century

Mrs. Edward Rantoul (née Lois Burnett, 1881-1961), Boston; Walter M. Jeffords (1882-1960), Glen Riddle, Pa.; Francis P. Garvan, New York (1935); gift 1935 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.


John Marshall Phillips, “Marked American Gold in the Garvan Collection,” Antiques 8 (June 1937): 18.

John Marshall Phillips, Masterpieces of New England Silver, 1650–1800: An Exhibition Held June 18 through September 10, 1939, Gallery of Fine Arts, Yale University (Boston: Harvard University Press, 1939), 92–93, no. 221.

Peter J. Bohan, American Gold, 1700–1860, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1963), 42, no. 99.

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. 65–66, no. 59.

Patricia E. Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewelers (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1998), 977.

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