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Bracelet set Portrait Miniature

1840-1849

The Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum

In this unusual example of sentimental jewelry, the portrait of the unidentified man is mounted in a gold bracelet. The rim is set with alternating pearls and diamonds.

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  • Title: Bracelet set Portrait Miniature
  • Creator: American
  • Date Created: 1840-1849
  • Subject Keywords: male portraits; jewelry
  • External Link: For more information about this and thousands of other works of art in the Walters Art Museum collection, please visit art.thewalters.org
  • Roles: Artist: American
  • Provenance: A. Jay Fink Foundation, Inc., Baltimore, 1963, by bequest; Walters Art Museum, 1963, by gift.
  • Object Type: bracelets; miniatures (paintings); portraits
  • Medium: watercolor on ivory, gold, glass, pearls, diamonds, hair
  • Inscriptions: [Label] on reverse: J? Taylor
  • Exhibitions: Bedazzled: 5,000 Years of Jewelry from the Walters Art Museum. Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville; The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota; The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2006-2009., Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
  • Dimensions: Diam of bracelet: 2 3/16 in. (5.5 cm) Miniature H: 2 5/16 x W: 1 15/16 in. (5.8 x 5 cm)
  • Credit Line: Gift of the A. Jay Fink Foundation, Inc., in memory of Abraham Jay Fink, 1963
  • Classification: Miniatures
  • Accession Number: 38.488

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