Mourning ring

Object Number: 
INV.12354
Date: 
1798
Medium: 
Gold, hair, enamel
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5/8 x 5/8 in. ( 1.6 x 1.6 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on underside of central plaque: "Abraham/De Peyster,/died Feb. 18,/1798,/Aged 44." enameled: on front of central plaque: "Parted To Meet Again"
Description: 
Gold mourning ring with braided hair enclosed in glass compartment, surrounded by oval enameled plaque inscribed with the words "Parted To Meet Again"; inscription engraved on underside of plaque.
Gallery Label: 
This ring contains the hair of Abraham De Peyster (1753-1798). The ring has been sized: there is a solder seam in the shank.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group