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Maker: Adrian Bancker, American, 1703–1772
Honorand: Gov. Jonathan Belcher, American, 1682–1757

Mourning Ring



3/16 × 7/8 in. (0.48 × 2.22 cm, 4 g)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
Made in New York, New York
On view
18th century

Perhaps a member of the Ogden family of New York. Robert Ensko, New York, New York; sold to Francis P. Garvan (1875-1937), New York, New York; gift 1936 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.


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.

V. Isabelle Miller, Silver by New York Makers, Late 17th Century to 1900, exh. cat. (New York: Museum of the City of New York, 1937), 2, no. 11.

Peter J. Bohan, American Gold, 1700–1860, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1963), 43, no. 104.

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. 80, no. 505.

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