Sulphide Patch Box with Portrait of Voltaire; Lid

Object Name: 
Sulphide Patch Box with Portrait of Voltaire; Lid

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Object Name: 
Sulphide Patch Box with Portrait of Voltaire; Lid
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 2.9 cm, Diam: 7.2 cm
On Display
about 1820-1830
Credit Line: 
Clara S. Peck Endowment Fund
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass, white sulphide; blown, encased, cut, molded sulphide. (a) Convex, circular shape, with a cut convex rectangular panel on top, enclosing a molded sulphide bust of a man (Voltaire), facing sinister, inscribed "CAUNOIS F." on the shoulder; flat reverse printed "Pellatt & Green / Patented / LONDON"; rim fan cut; reverse covered with small cross-cut diamonds on a circular panel. (b) Low, circular shape, with rounded sides covered with pairs of cut leaves, alternately with cut veins or fine cross-hatching; base with four cut and cross-hatched ovals, forming a square with concave sides in the center; cut star and diagonal lines; polished rim.
Lyons, Louis, Source
Pellant & Green / Pattented / LONDON
Printed on reverse
Inscribed on the shoulder
Sulphides at Corning (1985-86) p. 21, fig. 4; BIB# AI18172