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Edward Wigglesworth mourning ring

Edward Wigglesworth mourning ring Gold, crystal, paper, enamel


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    [ This description is from the project: MHS 225th Anniversary ]

    This ring, a fine example of mourning jewelry, commemorates the death of Rev. Edward Wigglesworth in 1794. Although this ring was made in 1794, when the neoclassical era was in full swing, it has all the elements of the rococo style, which had peaked some 30 years earlier.