Plaque with Sulphide of Louis Philippe and Marie Amelie

Object Name: 
Plaque with Sulphide of Louis Philippe and Marie Amelie

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Object Name: 
Plaque with Sulphide of Louis Philippe and Marie Amelie
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
84.3.76
Dimensions: 
Overall Diam: 11.8 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1833
Credit Line: 
Clara S. Peck Endowment
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass, white sulphide; encased, cut, molded sulphide, stamped metal mount. Flat, circular shape, with polished flat face, chamfered rim, cut radial grooves on the reverse; enclosing a molded white sulphide disk, based on a medal, with two portraits on long ovals, that on the left with a male wearing an oak wreath, facing sinister, and inscribed "LOUIS PHILIPPE I/ROI DES FRANCAIS."; that at the right enclosing a female portrait, facing dexter, and inscribed "MARIE AMELIE REINE/DES FRANCAIS."; an angel above, and between the two ovals, holding foliage and flowers, standing on a shield with lion mask, above a crowned shield inscribed "CHARTE/DE/1830" supported by two putti, with a ribband below, inscribed "LA FAMILIE ROYALE VISITE LA MONNAIE LE 6 NOV 1833" and at the bottom "BARRE [?]/FECIT"; reverse side of the sulphide flat; stamped metal disk folded around the rim, with stylized flower, threaded ring, and loose ring for hanging.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Peck, Clara S., Source
1984-04-06
Lyons, Louis, Source
1984-04-06