Plaque with Sulphide of John Quincy Adams

Object Name: 
Plaque with Sulphide of John Quincy Adams

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Object Name: 
Plaque with Sulphide of John Quincy Adams
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Accession Number: 
Overall H: 9.7 cm, W: 6.7 cm
Not on Display
about 1820-1840
Credit Line: 
Clara S. Peck Endowment
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass, white sulphide; encased, cut, molded sulphide, stamped gilt metal mount. Flat, oval shape, enclosing a molded sulphide bust portrait of a man (John Quincy Adams), facing dexter, balding, wearing a heavy, collared coat and tied stock; reverse side of the sulphide flat; face of the plaque polished and slightly convex, with cut stepped rim; rim notched; reverse with cut sunburst rays; stamped circular gilt metal hanger, with overlapping stiff leaves, bent in a U; with soldered threaded ring and loose ring for hanging.
Peck, Clara S., Source
Lyons, Louis, Source
Embedded Glass and Crystal (Embedded Cameos - Crystal Medals) (1958) [p. 31];