Captain James Cook mourning ring, owned by Elizabeth Cook, ca. 1780

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Record title

Captain James Cook mourning ring, owned by Elizabeth Cook, ca. 1780

Call numbers

SAFE/R 363

Record identifier

1kVdJyOn

Captain James Cook mourning ring, owned by Elizabeth Cook, ca. 1780

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Captain James Cook mourning ring, owned by Elizabeth Cook, ca. 1780

Full title

Captain James Cook mourning ring, owned by Elizabeth Cook, ca. 1780

Date

1780-1781

Call Numbers

SAFE/R 363

Record Identifier

1kVdJyOn

Formats

Physical Description

Contents

1 ring - 22 mm. diameter - in original red morocco box with hinged lid and brass hook clasp - gold with enamelled cameo inscription around the edge and inset with a funerary urn design on porcelain with a glass cover over it

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Fonds

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Digitised

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Full title

Captain James Cook mourning ring, owned by Elizabeth Cook, ca. 1780

NOTES

General note

Photograph (b&w.) of the seal of Cook's coat of arms, that accompanied the original donation, held at SPF/Cook, James Capt./Relics and with the ML restoration report. Seal not located since 1985.

Despite historical references to the ring being made of Cook's hair, close examination does not indicate hair is the material used.

Digital order no...

Signature / Inscriptions

"Capt James Cook O.B. 14 Feb. 1779. AET: 50 [in his 50th year]" -- cameo inscription around ring edge
"Captain Cook's memorial ring, the design made from his hair. Worn by his widow" -- inscription on accompanying envelope
"W.J. Jago, Silversmith, Holywell Hill St. Albans" -- maker's label stamped inside box lid

CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION

Source

Presented by Mrs E. Hawker, April 1965
This item has been digitised as part of the Nelson Meers Foundation Benefaction, 2002.

Exhibited in

Nelson Meers Foundation Heritage Collection

Learning Services Program display 2013-2014

Identifiers

PRIMARY IDENTIFIERS

Call Numbers

SAFE/R 363

Record Identifier

1kVdJyOn

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Reference code

421657

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