Pendant

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1810-1830

GUSN

GUSN-101571

Description

Oval gilt metal locket set with a reverse painted glass featuring a standing woman holding a plaque inscribed "PEN / SEZ / A / MOI" on a pink ground, reverse is set with a photograph portrait of a woman.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pendants (jewelry)
glass (material)
albumen prints
enamel (fused coating)
Pendant

Inscription

"PEN / SEZ / A / MOI" (translation "think of me")

Additional Identification Number

1022

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

1 3/4 in (W) (inches)

Accession Number

1966.25

Reference Notes

For more information on mourning jewelry see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v. 2 (1991): 657-710; Deutsch, Davida Tenebaum, "Jewelry for mourning, love, and fancy, 1770-1830," "The Magazine Antiques" (April 1999): 566-575; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 23-31.

Date

1810-1830 (pendant is earlier than photograph, which dates to c. 1860)