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Pendant with miniature portrait of Mary Bliss

1963.335 (RS8119)

Description

Oval gilt metal pendant with a foliate scroll border, set with a miniature on ivory of Mary Bliss, reverse has a machine engraved pattern and features a compartment for hair.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1830-1840
Inscriptions
"Mary Bliss / grandma / Turnbull's / Mother's / sister" (Ink on Paper)
Material
ivory (tooth component)
metal
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
ivory (tooth component)
metal
miniatures (paintings)
PENDANT
pendants (jewelry)
Dimensions
3 5/8 x 2 1/2 x 3/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1963.335
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Huntly H. Gilbert
GUSN
102854
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 1963.335 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Mrs. Huntly H. Gilbert:
Title Bracelet Accession number 1963.367
Title Miniature pendant Accession number 1963.368
Title Hair bracelet Accession number 1963.369
Title Brass button Accession number 1963.374
Title Mourning ring Accession number 1965.51
Title Seal ring Accession number 1965.52
Title Seal Accession number 1965.53
Title Seal Accession number 1965.54
Title Metal label with chain Accession number 1965.55
Title Photograph on porcelain Accession number 1965.55 a

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