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FRAME WITH TWO MINIATURES

On view in: First Floor Library


About this object

The bone frame is engraved with a formal design which is partly darkened. The deisgn is a series of ovals connected with bowknots. At each corner is set a small piece of mother of pearl. The frame encloses a piece of wood set in which are two miniatures in gilt metal frames. Between them is a spray of flowers carved in bone. Both miniatures are bust sized and depict a man and his wife, facing each other. The man is on the right side and wears a grey wig, white stock and blue coat. The woman is on the left side and has grey hair, a white cap with blue ribbons and a blue dress.

Category:
ivories
Object name:
FRAME WITH TWO MINIATURES
Made from:
Ivory -- miniatures -- wood -- bone
Made in:
Place made unknown
Date made:
19th c.
Size:
20.3 × 30.8 cm (8 × 12 1/8 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
36.118
Class:
IVORY
Signature marks:
SIGNATURE B
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973