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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.
ivory (tooth component)
mother of pearl
"Mementos: Jewelry of Life and Love from Historic New England": Family members combined Elisha Doane's 1783 wedding coat button with his portrait.
1 7/8 x 1 1/4 x 3/16 (HxWxD) (inches)
Gift of Harriet M. Doane
For more information on miniatures in jewelry see Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995):83-97.
Title Set of Buttons Accession Number 1966.2353.1-.7