Paperweight with Sulphide of 2 Male Portraits

Object Name: 
Paperweight with Sulphide of 2 Male Portraits

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Object Name: 
Paperweight with Sulphide of 2 Male Portraits
Accession Number: 
84.2.40
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 7.2 cm, L: 20.8 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 sulphides. Flat, rectangular shape, with cut corners, and raised bulbous knob on top; knob with two cut grooves on the side; enclosed molded leaf rosette within; plaque base enclosing two sulphides, at the left a male head, facing sinister, at the right a male head facing dexter, wearing a laurel wreath, and classical armor; the rims chamfered; bottom covered with large cut tables.
Provenance: 
Lyons, Louis, Source
1984-04-06
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