Plaque with Sulphide of Duchesse d'Angouleme

Object Name: 
Plaque with Sulphide of Duchesse d'Angouleme

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Object Name: 
Plaque with Sulphide of Duchesse d'Angouleme
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
84.3.63
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 11.7 cm, W: 6.5 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1815-1825
Credit Line: 
Clara S. Peck Endowment
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass, white sulphide; encased, cut, molded sulphide, cast gilt metal mount. Flat, rectangular shape, obverse polished flat, with cut grooves at the edges; sides cut in angular notches; reverse cut in all-over "nailhead" diamonds; enclosing a molded sulphide bust of a woman (Duchesse d'Angouleme), facing sinister, wearing feathers in her hair, an elaborate ruffled collar, and ruffled bodice on her dress; reverse side of the sulphide flat, with impressed "d.P"; square gilt metal mount with stylized flowers in relief on the sides; ball on top, pierced, with a loose ring for hanging.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Peck, Clara S., Source
1984-04-06
Lyons, Louis, Source
1984-04-06