Footed Plaque with Sulphide of Emperor Francis I of Germany

Object Name: 
Footed Plaque with Sulphide of Emperor Francis I of Germany

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Object Name: 
Footed Plaque with Sulphide of Emperor Francis I of Germany
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
84.3.140
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 14.7 cm, W: 7.5 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1820-1840
Credit Line: 
Clara S. Peck Endowment
Primary Description: 
Colorless non-lead glass, white sulphide; encased, cut, molded sulphide. Tall, flat, oval plaque on stem and foot; plaque with petal-cut rim, with cut fans on both sides, rim with cut grooves; face with an oval flat frame revealing an encased molded sulphide portrait of a man's head (Emperor Francis I of Germany), facing dexter, wearing a laurel wreath tied at the back of his head; reverse plain; reverse of the oval covered with cross-cut diamonds; on a drawn, tapered, shank with horizontal prismatic cutting; stem with diamond-faceted flattened knop above an octagonal panel-cut, flared stem; square foot, with cut flat sides; base covered with cut strawberry diamonds.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Peck, Clara S., Source
1984-04-06
Lyons, Louis, Source
1984-04-06
Embedded Glass and Crystal (Embedded Cameos - Crystal Medals) (1958) [p. 25];