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Engagement ring given to Harriet Westbrook by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Collection Data

Description
Latticed gold band with hinged joints, attached to a solid gold band on the inside; 14 white gemstones set around the ring at the center, with 28 turquoise chips set in rows above and below. Within silk-lined red leather morrocco case with a metal hook. Along with a torn paper envelope marked in the hand of Shelley's great-granddaughter, Lettice Esdaile Worrall (S'ANA 1070b) : "Engagement-ring / Shelley gave his / first wife Harriet / Westbrook." Shelved with realia.
Names
Shelley, Harriet, 1795-1816 (Former owner)
Esdaile, Ianthe, 1813-1876 (Former owner)
Esdaile, Eliza Margaret (Former owner)
Worrall, Lettice Annie Esdaile (Former owner)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1811 (Inferred)
Place: London?
Library locations
Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle
Shelf locator: *Pforz
Topics
Shelley, Percy Bysshe, 1792-1822 -- Marriage
Genres
Jewelry
Rings
Notes
Ownership: Harriet Westbrook Shelley; Eliza Ianthe Shelley Esdaile; Eliza Margaret Esdaile; Lettice Esdaile Worrall (ca. 1962).
Physical Description
Extent: 1 ring, gold setting, turquoise and [diamond?] gemstones; 20 mm. (diameter)
Latticed gold band with hinged joints, attached to a solid gold band on the inside; 14 white gemstones set around the ring at the center, with 28 turquoise chips set in rows above and below.
Type of Resource
Three dimensional object
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b18269041
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 5debae40-c604-012f-2427-58d385a7bc34
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