Plaque with Sulphide of Benjamin Franklin

Object Name: 
Plaque with Sulphide of Benjamin Franklin

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Object Name: 
Plaque with Sulphide of Benjamin Franklin
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
84.3.69
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 10.6 cm, W: 7.7 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1820
Credit Line: 
Clara S. Peck Endowment Fund
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass, white sulphide; encased, cut, molded sulphide, cast gilt metal mount. Flat, circular shape, enclosing a molded white sulphide male portrait (Benjamin Franklin), facing dexter; reverse side of the sulphide flat, impressed "FRANKLIN."; flat faces of the plaque polished; chamfered rims diamond faceted; cast gilt metal hanger formed of overlapping leaves with pendant flowers; post with band of beading, pierced for a loose ring for hanging.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Peck, Clara S. (d. 1983), Source
1984-04-06
Lyons, Louis, Source
1984-04-06
The Crystal Cameos of France (1958-06) [p. 19];