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Pendant with miniature portrait of Mrs. Helen Pelham (Curtis) Dix (b. 1815)

1922.654 (RS6886)

Description

Rectangular gilt metal pendant with a scroll and floral border set with a miniature painting of Mrs. Helen Pelham Dix, reverse has oval compartment for hair.

Details

Maker
Hayward, Gerald Sinclair (Miniaturist)
Date
1886
Inscriptions
Front: "Gerald S. Hayward" Reverse: "Mrs. Helen Pelham Dix. / 1886" (Signed and engraved)
Location of origin
United States
Material
gilt bronze
ivory (tooth component)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
gilt bronze
ivory (tooth component)
miniatures (paintings)
PENDANT
pendants (jewelry)
Dimensions
4 x 2 5/8 x 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1922.654
Credit Line
Estate of Miss Frances Greely Stevenson
GUSN
102846
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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Title 2 - Pair of Bracelets Accession number 1922.615 1
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Title Bracelet Accession number 1922.621
Title Watch fob Accession number 1922.620
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Title Locket Accession number 1922.640
Title Earrings Accession number 1922.641
Title Cameo Brooch Accession number 1922.642
Title Miniature pendant Accession number 1922.654
Title Tortoiseshell Combs Accession number 1922.673
Title Cuff Links Accession number 1922.1034

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