Plaque with Sulphide Portrait of a Man

Object Name: 
Plaque with Sulphide Portrait of a Man

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Object Name: 
Plaque with Sulphide Portrait of a Man
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall Diam: 7.8 cm
Not on Display
about 1820-1840
Credit Line: 
Clara S. Peck Endowment
Primary Description: 
Colorless, yellow stained lead glass, white sulphide; encased, cut, molded sulphide, stamped metal mount. Flat, circular shape, with polished convex face; flat back covered with fine cross-cut diamonds, stained bright yellow; enclosing a molded white sulphide of a man, facing dexter, wearing a heavy coat, his hair tied in a queue, with a rosette at the bottom; in a narrow circular frame, with numerous points, either bend down or holding the glass plaque in place, or standing at right angles to the frame.
Lyons, Louis, Source
Peck, Clara S., Source