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

Maker

Unknown

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.

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