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

Object Type

Adornment

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.