Plaque with Sulphide of Duc & Duchesse d'Angouleme

Object Name: 
Plaque with Sulphide of Duc & Duchesse d'Angouleme

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Object Name: 
Plaque with Sulphide of Duc & Duchesse d'Angouleme
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Accession Number: 
Overall H: 10.1 cm, W: 7.3 cm
Not on Display
about 1820-1840
Credit Line: 
Clara S. Peck Endowment
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass, white sulphide; encased, cut, molded sulphide, engraved metal mount. Flat, octagonal shape, both faces polished flat, rim beveled; enclosing two sulphide portrait busts, a woman at the left (Duchesse d'Angouleme), facing sinister, wearing ostrich feathers, ruffled collar, and long veil; a man at the right (Duc d'Angouleme), facing dexter, in military dress; backs of the sulphides flat; sheet-metal mount of foliate form, with engraved foliate decoration, clasping the top of the plaque and pinned through it, with a soldered tube at top holding a loose ring for hanging.
Peck, Clara S., Source
Lyons, Louis, Source
Embedded Glass and Crystal (Embedded Cameos - Crystal Medals) (1958) [p. 20];