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Pendant with miniature portrait of Elisha Doane III (1762-1832)

1937.1011ab (RS196444)

Description

Small gold oval pendant set with a miniature painting on ivory of Elisha Doane III (1762-1832). Attached to pendant is a mother-of-pearl button in the shape of a flower.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1780-1783
Material
gold (metal)
ivory (tooth component)
mother of pearl
silver (metal)
tortoise shell
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
gold (metal)
ivory (tooth component)
miniatures (paintings)
mother of pearl
Neoclassical
Pendant
pendants (jewelry)
silver (metal)
tortoise shell
Dimensions
1 7/8 x 1 1/4 x 3/16 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1937.1011ab
Credit Line
Gift of Harriet M. Doane
GUSN
102843
Reference Notes
For more information on miniatures in jewelry see Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995):83-97.

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