Paperweight with Sulphide of Female Portrait

Object Name: 
Paperweight with Sulphide of Female Portrait

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Object Name: 
Paperweight with Sulphide of Female Portrait
Maker(s): 
Accession Number: 
78.3.20
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 5.3 cm, Diam: 8.3 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1845-1855
Credit Line: 
Purchased with funds from the Houghton Paperweight Fund
Primary Description: 
Paperweight with Sulphide of Female Portrait. Colorless, translucent pink lead glasses; white sulphide; paperweight; encased, molded sulphide. Domed, circular form, enclosing a white sulphide circular disk with molded female head, facing dexter, inscribed around the edge "REPUBLIQUE/ FRANCAISE" and "OUDINE" below the neck; set into a translucent opalescent pink background; polished, concave base.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Lyons, Louis, Source
1978-11-03
Category: 
Technique: 
Material: 
A Collector's Guide to Paperweights (1990) illustrated, p. 23, lower right; BIB# 98767