Engraved Roundel

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Object Name: 
Engraved Roundel
Accession Number: 
73.4.1
Dimensions: 
D (varies): 18.4-18.6 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1870-1880
Web Description: 
This plaque features a portrait of Benjamin Butler, who served as a major general for the Union Army in the American Civil War. He was also a five-term member of the House of Representatives and governor of Massachusetts from 1883 to 1884.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Sarah Eveleth Antiques, Source
1973-01-17
Category: 
Primary Description: 
Colorless and ruby glasses; blown, cased, engraved. Flat disc in a metal frame, cased on one side and engraved through the ruby to the colorless glass; portrait of a bearded man in a uniform of the Civil War period facing slightly to the right; two concentric circles enclosing a row of small dots surround the portrait; stylized scroll decoration at top and bottom.