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

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.