Miniature friendship token in shadow box frame
American, Probably New England, circa 1840-1860
Paper board, cut black, blue, pink green and gold paper, woven human hair, watercolor and silk ribbon, 2 7/16 x 2 7/16 x 3/8 inches
Cut paper initials: “J H”
This friendship token takes the unusual form of a tiny glazed shadow box constructed of cut paper enclosing a polychrome watercolor of a rose on a branch with leaves and buds picked out in gold paint, all within an exquisite four-ply woven human hair wreath that is tied with a tan silk ribbon bow, four cut gold paper suns radiate from the four corners.