Plaque with Sulphide of Neptune

Object Name: 
Plaque with Sulphide of Neptune

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Object Name: 
Plaque with Sulphide of Neptune
Accession Number: 
Overall a) H: 8.3 cm, W: 6.5 cm; b) H: 9.5 cm, W: 8.2 cm
Not on Display
about 1820-1840
Credit Line: 
Clara S. Peck Endowment
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass, white sulphide; encased, cut, molded sulphide. (a) Convex, oval shape, front polished, back covered with fine cut sharp diamonds; enclosing a sulphide head of a man with stringy hair (Neptune); reverse plain; cut flat rim. (b) Hinged red leather (paper ?) case, lined with dark red velvet; metal clasp and hinge.
Peck, Clara S., Source
Lyons, Louis, Source
Embedded Glass and Crystal (Embedded Cameos - Crystal Medals) (1958) [p. 28];