Vase with Sulphide Bust of a Man

Object Name: 
Vase with Sulphide Bust of a Man

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Object Name: 
Vase with Sulphide Bust of a Man
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
79.2.28
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 9.2 cm, Diam (max): 8.7 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1850-1860
Credit Line: 
Gift of Otto W.Hilbert
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass; blown, cut, and engraved, enclosed sulphide. Ovoid form, with flat top rim, chamfered on the inside with rough grinding; the sides cut in a cross-hatched pattern, with flutes at the top and ovals at the bottom; an oval panel on the front, enclosing a molded white sulphide bust of a man, facing left, inscribed on the shoulder "J. MOORE SC:"; engraved branches of laurel flank the portrait and cross below it; engraved inscription in an arc below the portrait (gothic letters) "Robert Burns Scotland's Bard / Born 25th January 1759"; applied disk foot with cut star on the bottom.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Hilbert, Otto, Source
1979-10-30
Inscription: 
J. MOORE SC
Inscription
on the shoulder
Robert Burns Scotland's Bard / Born 25th January 1759
Inscription
engraved in an arc below the portrait