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1966.25 (RS8192)

Description

Oval gilt metal locket set with a reverse painted glass featuring a standing woman holding a plaque inscribed "PEN / SEZ / A / MOI" on a pink ground, reverse is set with a photograph portrait of a woman.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1810-1830
pendant is earlier than photograph, which dates to c. 1860
Inscriptions
"PEN / SEZ / A / MOI" (translation "think of me")
Material
albumen prints
enamel (fused coating)
glass (material)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
albumen prints
enamel (fused coating)
glass (material)
Pendant
pendants (jewelry)
Dimensions
1 3/4 in (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1966.25
GUSN
101571
Reference Notes
For more information on mourning jewelry see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v. 2 (1991): 657-710; Deutsch, Davida Tenebaum, "Jewelry for mourning, love, and fancy, 1770-1830," "The Magazine Antiques" (April 1999): 566-575; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 23-31.

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