Sulphide

Sulphide

Sulphide

A small ornamental object of white porcelainlike material, made to be encased in glass. The term is also applied to objects that are decorated with sulphides. They were popular in Europe and America throughout the 19th century. The term “sulphide” is probably connected with the use of sulfur by 18th- and 19th-century moldmakers.

Alternate Spellings: 
sulphides
Term Variations: 
Encrustation