Pendant with miniature portrait of an unknown man

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1775-1825

GUSN

GUSN-102838

Description

Round gold pendant set with a miniature on ivory of a portrait of an unidentified man, reverse set with hair in a basket weave pattern and a gold cipher.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pendants (jewelry)
miniatures (paintings)
gold (metal)
ivory (tooth component)
human hair
Neoclassical
PENDANT

Inscription

"JD" (Cipher)

Additional Identification Number

2290

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

2 7/8 x 2 1/2 x 3/16 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Museum Accession

Accession Number

2007.15.147

Reference Notes

For more information on miniatures in jewelry see Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995):83-97.