Sulphide Perfume Bottle and Stopper

Object Name: 
Sulphide Perfume Bottle and Stopper

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Object Name: 
Sulphide Perfume Bottle and Stopper
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 10.1 cm, W: 7.5 cm
On Display
about 1830-1840
Credit Line: 
Clara S. Peck Endowment Fund
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass, white sulphide; blown, cut, encased, molded sulphide. (a) Ovoid shape, with cut flat rim; waisted neck ground for a stopper; face polished convex, enclosing a molded bust-length portrait of a man, facing dexter, in military uniform, and wearing a large circular medal; reverse of the sulphide plain; rounded sides of the bottle with horizontal prismatic cutting, back covered with sharp diamonds; the base polished. (b) Hollow, melon-ribbed shape, with cut radial ribs on top; tapered, ground shank with polished base.
Lyons, Louis, Source