Gimmel ring in box

Object Number: 
INV.12375a-c
Date: 
ca. 1844
Medium: 
Gold
Dimensions: 
Box: 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. (3.8 x 3.8 x 3.8 cm) Overall (ring a): 1/16 x 3/4 in. (0.2 x 1.9 cm) Overall (ring b):
Marks: 
engraved: on a) wedding band: 1) on one side: "JVC to EP" 2) on other side: "Dec. 10th 1844"
Description: 
Gold wedding band belonging to Mrs. John Vaché Cox comprising 2 thin gold bands connected like puzzle ring; inscription on 2 sides; thin twisted-gold guard ring belonging to Mrs. John Vaché Cox; ring is split on one side; blue velvet ring box lined with ivory satin; box has brass button clasp.
Gallery Label: 
These rings were worn by Mrs. John (Eliza Pilcher) Vaché Cox (1823-1899), who married on December 10, 1844 at the Church of the Holy Evangelist in New York City. Enclosed in box is a note (in Miss Cox's writing?) that describes the 2 rings.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Isabella Vaché Cox
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group