Pendant with miniature portrait of unknown man

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1840-1860

GUSN

GUSN-102844

Description

Gold oval pendant set with a miniature painting on ivory of unidentified man in profile, reverse is machine engraved and has a small compartment for hair.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Additional Identification Number

2296

Related Items

Title Miniature Pendant Accession Number 1937.195
Title Brooch Accession Number 1937.203

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

2 3/4 x 1 3/4 x 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Accession Number

1937.195

Reference Notes

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