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Micromosaic locket with miniature portrait

2006.44.85 (RS196531)

Description

Gold locket designed as a bulla decorated with gold wire and granulation and set with Roman micromosaics of a woman with blue ribbons in her hair on one side and on the reverse two kissing doves holding a spray of flowers, locket contains a circular miniature painting on ivory of a portrait of Joseph Peabody (1824-1905), husband of the original owner, Anna Pingree Peabody.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1870
Location of origin
Italy
Associated Building
Original To Stephen Phillips House (Salem, Mass.). Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
gold (metal)
ivory (tooth component)
micromosaics
Object type
Adornment
Places
Italy
Descriptive terms
bullae (pendants)
Classical Revival (European revival style)
gold (metal)
ivory (tooth component)
Locket
lockets
micromosaics
souvenirs
Dimensions
2 x 1 3/16 x 5/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.85
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
101661
Exhibition Notes
"Jewelry at Historic New England," Online exhibit presented by Historic New England launched September 30, 2007 at www.historicnewengland.org/jewelryhistory/.
Reference Notes
For more information on Classical revival jewelry of the late nineteenth century see Bennett, David and Daniela Mascetti, "Understanding Jewellery," (1989): 133-188; Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v.2 (1991): 447-511; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 346-353; Gere, Charlotte, "American & European Jewelry, 1830-1914," (1975): 35-61 and "Victorian Jewelry Design," (1972): 103-138; Phillips, Clare, "Jewels and Jewelry," (2000): 82-83.

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