Signet ring in box

Object Number: 
1960.53ab
Date: 
1821-1888
Medium: 
Gold, carnelian; leather, velvet, satin
Dimensions: 
Box: 1 1/8 x 1 x 3/4 in. (2.9 x 2.5 x 1.9 cm) Overall (ring): 5/8 x 3/4 in. (1.6 x 1.9 cm)
Marks: 
engraved: inside central panel: "E.G.S." engraved: coat of arms on mounted carnelian including motto in Latin
Description: 
Gold and carnelian signet ring belonging to Ephraim George Squier; coat of arms engraved in carnelian in reverse; shoulders of ring shank chased with floral design; initials engraved on inside of ring; brown leather box lined with dark blue satin and velvet; box has rotating hook clasp.
Gallery Label: 
This signet ring belonged to Ephraim George Squier, the uncle of the donor. Squier was a journalist, archeologist, and diplomat, considered in his time to be an authority on Central America. He authored and co-authored books on ancient monuments.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Frank Squier
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group