Pendant with miniature portrait of Elisha Doane III (1762-1832)

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1780-1783

GUSN

GUSN-102843

Description

Small gold oval pendant set with a miniature painting on ivory of Elisha Doane III (1762-1832). Attached to pendant is a mother-of-pearl button in the shape of a flower.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pendants (jewelry)
miniatures (paintings)
gold (metal)
ivory (tooth component)
mother of pearl
tortoise shell
silver (metal)
Pendant

Label

"Mementos: Jewelry of Life and Love from Historic New England": Family members combined Elisha Doane's 1783 wedding coat button with his portrait.

Additional Identification Number

2295

Related Items

Title Set of Buttons Accession Number 1966.2353.1-.7

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

1 7/8 x 1 1/4 x 3/16 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Harriet M. Doane

Accession Number

1937.1011ab

Reference Notes

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