AMERICAN GOLD AND PEARL MOURNING RING CONTAINING HAIR STATED TO BE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON, CIRCA 1800
Set with hairwork in a seed pearl surround, adjustable band engraved inside with foliate initials GW, apparently unmarked, in a red leather box with gilt inscription "This Ring Contains The Hair of General George Washington."
Descended in family of Governor Caleb Strong of New York;
Brian Riba Auctions, South Glastonbury, Connecticut, March 1989.
Museum of Mourning Art, Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania.