Pendant containing a photographic portrait

Made:
c. 1850
maker:
Unknown

Pendant containing photographic portrait of a woman, reverse contains a lock of hair, c.1850. Oval daguerreotype of middleaged woman, slightly discoloured, 45x55mm. In gilt mount with swivel ring; hair back on opal glass.

A photographic portrait of a woman set in a gold frame to be hung from a chain, taken by an unknown photographer in about 1850.

The woman pictured wears a lace collar and a large brooch at her neck. Slight hand-colouring has highlighted the flowers in her hair and the gilt of her brooch.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1990-5036/2373
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass, human hair, silver gilt
type:
photographic jewelry
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • costume
  • jewellery
  • object genre
  • image
  • human remains
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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