Pendant with miniature portrait of George May Merriam

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

ca. 1803

GUSN

GUSN-103273

Description

Oval gold frame with beaded edge, set with a miniature painting on ivory featuring a profile bust portrait of a young man, reverse has small inset window set with brown hair, gold loop attachment at top.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pendants (jewelry)
miniatures (paintings)
gold (metal)
ivory (tooth component)
human hair
hairwork jewelry
Neoclassical
Jewelry
Pendant
Pendant

Associated Person

Merriam, George May, Mr., d. ca. 1803
Webb, George James, Mrs.

Additional Identification Number

2781
1927.701

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

American

Dimensions

2 1/2 x 1 3/4 x 3/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Howard Van Sinderen

Accession Number

1928.38