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John Gray mourning ring

John Gray mourning ring Gold, enamel, crystal, gold foil, hair

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    [ This description is from the project: The Tradition of Anglo-American Mourning Jewelry: 17th to 19th Centuries ]

    Mourning ring made for John Gray, the infant son of John and Mary (Otis) Gray, who died six days after his birth in September 1763. The ring is made of gold, with three joined enameled scrolls and large square crystal over gold foil skull set into raised, rayed mount flanked by two small round facet-cut crystals. Scrolls contain text in raised gold Roman capitals in black cloisonné enamel.: "J:GRAY OB.17.SEP.1763.AE 6D."


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