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Mourning ring

Object Number: 
Gold, hair, pearls
Overall: 1/4 x 3/4 in. ( 0.6 x 1.9 cm )
Gold mourning ring with oval mount at top; mounting comprises 15 pearls surrounding glass compartment containing hair; band contains braided hair set into four rows of milgrain beading.
Gallery Label: 
This mourning ring was worn by Samuel F. B. Morse's daughter Susan. The ring contains the hair of Samuel F. B. Morse, Susan's husband (? Lind), and their son.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Isabella Jex
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group