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George Washington Gutta Percha Miniature Relief Portrait

c. 1850, President George Washington Mourning High-Relief Portrait, Gutta Percha, Original Silver Bezel Pendant with Decorative Top Loop, Choice Extremely Fine.

This exceedingly rare, lovely decorative George Washington High-Relief Portrait measures approximately 1.75" x 2" intact with its period Silver Bezel with a Decorative Top Loop for wearing on display. Two pieces are molded in "Gutta Percha" a rigid natural latex product which was popular for mourning jewelry from the 1840s to the late 18th Century. The top portion displays the High-relief Portrait Bust of Washington facing left, attached to a second oval base with four small attachment holes in its verso which is then firmly held within the bezel pendant. The impressive head-and-shoulders bust relief portrait of George Washington shows him wearing fancy quality civilian clothes, likely as President. Excellent condition with strong sharp details to Washington's features. First we have seen. Certainly needed in every George Washington related collection. Fully ready to wear on display, as intended.
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