Patch Box

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Object Name: 
Patch Box
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 3.4 cm, Diam: 6.2 cm
On Display
about 1830-1850
Credit Line: 
Clara S. Peck Endowment
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass, white sulphide; blown, encased, cut, molded sulphide; turned metal mounts. Low, circular shape, cover domed, with a cut convex oval panel on top, enclosing a molded sulphide bust-length portrait of a man, facing dexter, in military uniform; reverse flat; sides with cut triangular and fan-shaped facets, with pointed areas of prismatic cutting between; turned, reeded gilt metal sleeve; low, circular base with radial cut grooves and four rounded petals; turned gilt metal rim, fitting snugly into the rim of the cover; paper label on the inside of the base printed "THE/ KENT/COLLECTION".
Peck, Clara S., Source
Lyons, Louis, Source