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Gold colored metal (pinchbeck) chatelaine with two miniature paintings on ivory. The belt hook is set with an oval miniature depicting a woman in a white dress holding red flowers sitting by an urn and a child or cherub is sitting behind her. The second miniature hangs from three chains suspended from the base of the first miniature. A pair of shorter chains are also suspended from the base of the first miniature, terminating in a link with a loop for a suspension ring, now missing. The second miniature depicts a woman standing in front of a marble bust on a stand. The second miniature supports three chains terminating in rings for the attachment of objects. Both miniatures are framed by a row of faceted marcasites. Marcasites are also set on each of the chains. The larger, second miniature is flanked with neoclassical wreaths of a brighter, yellow-green-colored gold substitute. The back of the lower miniature is engraved with concentric geometric designs surrounding the owner's initials.
ivory (tooth component)
Reverse of large miniature is engraved: "H P"\n Reverse of belt hook is stamped "PG / 6" (Engraved and stamped)
Title Letter Accession Number 1948.127
Clothing; Clothing Accessories
1 1/4 (W) (inches)
Gift of Miss Margaret F. Martin
"Hidden Treasures from Elegant Eras," Historic Jewelry from the Collections of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities presented by Shreve, Crump & Low, September 15 - November 30, 1995; and "Jewelry at Historic New England," Online exhibit presented by Historic New England launched September 30, 2007 at www.historicnewengland.org/jewelryhistory/.