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Maker: Zachariah Brigden, 1734–1787
Honorand: Deborah Prince, American, 1699–1766

Mourning Ring

1766

Gold

3/16 × 3/4 in. (0.4 × 1.91 cm, 3 g)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1935.246
Geography: 
Made in Boston, Massachusetts
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Jewelry
Provenance: 

Walter M. Jeffords (1882-1960), Glen Riddle, Pennsylvania; Francis P. Garvan (1875-1937), New York, New York; gift 1935 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

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.

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), 88–89, no. 210.

Peter J. Bohan, American Gold, 1700–1860, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1963), 42, no. 97.

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, pp. 181–82, no. 236, ill.

Patricia E. Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewelers (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1998), 213.

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.