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Pendant with miniature portrait of unknown man

1937.195 (RS7661)

Description

Gold oval pendant set with a miniature painting on ivory of unidentified man in profile, reverse is machine engraved and has a small compartment for hair.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1860
Material
gold (metal)
human hair
ivory (tooth component)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
gold (metal)
human hair
ivory (tooth component)
miniatures (paintings)
PENDANT
pendants (jewelry)
Dimensions
2 3/4 x 1 3/4 x 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1937.195
GUSN
102844
Reference Notes
For more information on miniatures in jewelry see Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995):83-97.
Related Items
Title Miniature Pendant Accession number 1937.195 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Mrs. E. E. Jennings:
Title Brooch Accession number 1937.203

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