Footed Plaque with Sulphide Portrait of a Man

Object Name: 
Footed Plaque with Sulphide Portrait of a Man

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Object Name: 
Footed Plaque with Sulphide Portrait of a Man
Accession Number: 
84.2.32
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 10.7 cm; L: 11 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1820-1830
Credit Line: 
Clara S. Peck Endowment Fund
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass, white sulphide; encased, cut, molded sulphide. Tall, flat slab, mounted vertically on a flat foot; slab with cut triangle at the top in the center, with notched and grooved fans at the sides; face polished flat, with beveled sides, back with cut horizontal angular grooves; enclosing a molded sulphide bust of a classical male figure, facing sinister, wearing a laurel wreath, tied at the back; reverse plain; on an oval, flat base, with cut radial grooves underneath; an oval paper label on the side of the plaque, inscribed "23" in blue ink.
Provenance: 
Lyons, Louis, Source
1984-04-06
Inscription: 
23
Paper Label Inscription
Inscription On paper label on the side of the plaque