Pendant with miniature portrait of Mary Bliss

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1830-1840

GUSN

GUSN-102854

Description

Oval gilt metal pendant with a foliate scroll border, set with a miniature on ivory of Mary Bliss, reverse has a machine engraved pattern and features a compartment for hair.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pendants (jewelry)
miniatures (paintings)
ivory (tooth component)
metal
PENDANT

Inscription

"Mary Bliss / grandma / Turnbull's / Mother's / sister" (Ink on Paper)

Additional Identification Number

2306

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

3 5/8 x 2 1/2 x 3/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Huntly H. Gilbert

Accession Number

1963.335

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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