Medallion with Portrait of King Louis XIV of France

Object Name: 
Medallion with Portrait of King Louis XIV of France

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Object Name: 
Medallion with Portrait of King Louis XIV of France
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
99.3.2
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 35.5 cm, W: 29 cm, Th: 2.3 cm; Frame H: 38.7 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1685-1700
Web Description: 
At the time this medallion was cast, Louis XIV of France was the most powerful monarch in Europe, and the brilliance of his court dazzled the western world.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Anonymous Source
1999-04-07
Anonymous Source
1999-04-07
Anonymous Source
1999-04-07
Category: 
Primary Description: 
Medallion with Portrait of King Louis XIV of France. Molded glass medallion with a bust of the Sun King Louis XIV in profile, facing right. The portrait is gilded on the reverse, and set into a gilded brass frame with fitted with a suspension loop.
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass
Changing Exhibitions Gallery
Il vetro colato (2016) illustrated, p. 200 (fig. 2); BIB# AI102780
Shaping Colour Density, Light and Form in solid Glass Sculpture (2012) illustrated, p. 59, fig 21; BIB# 131009
Chemical Analyses of Early Glasses (Volume 3) (2012) pp. 67, 683; BIB# 61154
Glass: A Short History (Smithsonian Books edition) (2012) illustrated, p. 80; BIB# 130360
Glass: A Short History (The British Museum edition) (2012) illustrated, p. 80; BIB# 135965
Bernard Perrot 1640-1709 (2010) illustrated, pp. 98-99, fig. 5; BIB# 115618
Glass of the Alchemists: Lead Crystal-Gold Ruby, 1650-1750 (2008) illustrated, pp. 224-225, #63; BIB# 103865
Glass of the Alchemists: Lead Crystal - Gold Ruby, 1650-1750 (2008) illustrated, p. 6 (top right); BIB# AI101015
European Glass in the Venetian Style 1500-1750 (2004-08) illustrated, p. 74; BIB# AI63553
Beyond Venice: Glass in Venetian Style, 1500-1750 (2004) illustrated, pp. 190-191, no. 15; BIB# 79761
Beyond Venice Glass in Venetian Style, 1450-1750 (2004) illustrated, Inside panel;
Gegossenes' oder 'gepresstes' Glas. Glasrelief mit dem portrait Louis XIV, von Bernardo Perrotto: Bernardo Perrotto, der judische Glasmacher aus Altare, das Geschlecht der Gonzaga und die Glasfiguren aus Orleans und Nevers. (2002) illustrated, p. 43, fig. 070;
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1999 (2000) illustrated, pp. 6-7; BIB# AI95008
Recent Important Acquisitions, 42 (2000) illustrated, p. 182, fig. 14; BIB# AI49427
The Corning Museum of Glass: A Decade of Glass Collecting 1990-1999 (2000) illustrated, pp. 15, 20, #12; BIB# 65446