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Engagement ring given to Harriet Westbrook by Percy Bysshe Shelley [view 1]

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Title
Engagement ring given to Harriet Westbrook by Percy Bysshe Shelley [view 1]
Names
Esdaile, Ianthe, 1813-1876 (Former owner)
Esdaile, Eliza Margaret (Former owner)
Worrall, Lettice Annie Esdaile (Former owner)
Collection

Engagement ring given to Harriet Westbrook by Percy Bysshe Shelley

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.
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.
Type of Resource
Three dimensional object
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b18269041
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 5e57f300-c604-012f-26d2-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library holds or manages the copyright(s) in this item. If you need information about reusing this item, please go to: http://nypl.org/permissions

Item timeline of events

  • 1811: Created
  • 1813: Creator Born
  • 1876: Creator Died
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle, The New York Public Library. "Engagement ring given to Harriet Westbrook by Percy Bysshe Shelley [view 1]" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1811. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/91557149-480a-b3a8-e040-e00a18066846

Chicago/Turabian Format

Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle, The New York Public Library. "Engagement ring given to Harriet Westbrook by Percy Bysshe Shelley [view 1]" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 20, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/91557149-480a-b3a8-e040-e00a18066846

APA Format

Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle, The New York Public Library. (1811). Engagement ring given to Harriet Westbrook by Percy Bysshe Shelley [view 1] Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/91557149-480a-b3a8-e040-e00a18066846

Wikipedia Citation

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Engagement ring given to Harriet Westbrook by Percy Bysshe Shelley [view 1]