Mourning Ring for Mary Brainerd



Accession #:
1941-01-14 B
Category:
Clothing & Personal Accessories
Medium:
gold, glass, human hair
Date:
1806
Held at:
Litchfield Historical Society
Associated Place:
Litchfield, CT
Description:
Thin tapered gold band forms ring with oval bezel having 10 faceted jets around glass secured by cut work band and having woven brown hair inside. Engraved behind bezel "Mary Brainard/Ob. March 6, 1806/Aet. 22 years Mo.s." The ring belonged to Clarissa Deming Perkins, a classmate and friend of Mary Brainerd.


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