Plaque with Sulphide of Voltaire and Rousseau

Object Name: 
Plaque with Sulphide of Voltaire and Rousseau

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Object Name: 
Plaque with Sulphide of Voltaire and Rousseau
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 13.2 cm, W: 8.9 cm
Not on Display
about 1820-1840
Credit Line: 
Clara S. Peck Endowment
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass, white sulphide; encased, cut, molded sulphide, cast metal mount. Flat, square shape, with long, ovals at each corner; ovals with fan cutting on the obverse; polished flat face with cut grooves (composed of a deep groove at the outside, and three tiny grooves within) outlining the central square; a rectangular plinth above, with attached metal sleeve ending in a stylized flower on both faces, leaves on the edges, a turned and leaf-molded post, pierced, with a loose ring for hanging; the plaque enclosing a molded sulphide of two men in profile (Voltaire and Rousseau), bust length, facing sinister, one with long curls; reverse side of the sulphide flat; grooves cut along the sides of the flat face on the reverse.
Peck, Clara S., Source
Lyons, Louis, Source
Embedded Glass and Crystal (Embedded Cameos - Crystal Medals) (1958) [p. 20];