Pendant with miniature portrait of Mrs. Helen Pelham (Curtis) Dix (b. 1815)

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1886

GUSN

GUSN-102846

Description

Rectangular gilt metal pendant with a scroll and floral border set with a miniature painting of Mrs. Helen Pelham Dix, reverse has oval compartment for hair.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pendants (jewelry)
miniatures (paintings)
ivory (tooth component)
gilt bronze
PENDANT

Inscription

Front: "Gerald S. Hayward" Reverse: "Mrs. Helen Pelham Dix. / 1886" (Signed and engraved)

Additional Identification Number

2298

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Maker

Hayward, Gerald Sinclair (Miniaturist)

Location of Origin

United States

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

4 x 2 5/8 x 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Estate of Miss Frances Greely Stevenson

Accession Number

1922.654

Reference Notes

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