Gold, enamel, and faceted glass
Overall: 3/4 in. (1.9 cm)
Gold ring with faceted glass setting. Band and setting decorated with faded ornamental engraving and traces of worn black enamel.
Gift of Marcia Hersey Rogers
The donor, a great-great-great granddaughter of Helena Bache Lispenard and Augustus A. Nicholson, offered this ring after reading an article about the NYHS's 2007 exhbition "French Founding Father: Lafayette's Return to Washington's America." The donor descends from the couple's third daughter, Annie Duchachet Nicholson Sutherland (b. 1828), through whom the ring was passed.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.