Plaque with Sulphide Portrait of a Man

Object Name: 
Plaque with Sulphide Portrait of a Man

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Object Name: 
Plaque with Sulphide Portrait of a Man
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
84.3.115
Dimensions: 
Overall Diam: 7.8 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1820-1840
Credit Line: 
Clara S. Peck Endowment
Primary Description: 
Colorless, yellow stained lead glass, white sulphide; encased, cut, molded sulphide, stamped metal mount. Flat, circular shape, with polished convex face; flat back covered with fine cross-cut diamonds, stained bright yellow; enclosing a molded white sulphide of a man, facing dexter, wearing a heavy coat, his hair tied in a queue, with a rosette at the bottom; in a narrow circular frame, with numerous points, either bend down or holding the glass plaque in place, or standing at right angles to the frame.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Lyons, Louis, Source
1984-04-06
Peck, Clara S., Source
1984-04-06