Mourning ring

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Postcard of Mourning ring.
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Mourning ring

This gold mourning ring commemorates three members of the Hutton family. It dates from the 19th century.

The ring has a rectangular bezel containing a sample of plaited hair of one of the deceased. The ring is engraved on the inside 'Janet Hutton OB : 26 May 1824 AE :70. John Hutton OB : 2 Oct 1810 AE 77. Anne Hutton OB: 7 May 1811 AE.'

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Online ID: 000-100-002-609-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.NJ 135
Date: 19th century
Material: Gold
Dimensions: 22 mm Dia
What: Ring, finger
Subject: Jewellery : finger rings (NMAS Classification)
Who: Anne Hutton
Janet Hutton
John Hutton
Description: Gold mourning ring with a rectangular bezel containing plaited hair, engraved on the inside "JANET HUTTON OB : 26 May 1824 AE :70 / JOHN HUTTON OB : 2 OCT: 1810 AE 77 / ANNE HUTTON OB: 7 MAY :1811 AE"
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