Plaque with Gilt Frame

Object Name: 
Plaque with Gilt Frame

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Object Name: 
Plaque with Gilt Frame
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Overall H: 14.8 cm, W: 14.8 cm, D: 2.5 cm
On Display
about 1814-1824
Web Description: 
Until very recently, not much was known about French glass engraving in the early 19th century. François-Joseph Dupuis (b. 1782) was granted the title of “graveur du roi sur cristaux” (royal crystal engraver) in 1816. This plaque demonstrates that he could compete with the best Bohemian glass engravers of his time. He succeeded in creating an illusion of plasticity within the relatively shallow depth of his engravings. Henry IV was the first king of the Bourbon dynasty, and he ruled from 1589 to 1610. Louis XVIII, enthroned in 1814, was the first king to regain power for the Bourbon dynasty after the French Revolution and the rule of Napoleon Bonaparte.
King, Keith, Source
Engraved On lower edge of engraved portrait. in script
Primary Description: 
Colorless glass; cast and polished glass, copper-wheel and diamond-point engraved design; wood and plaster gilded frame. Rectangular plaque with border of ivy and fleur-de-lis and profile portrait of the French king, Henry IV.
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2004 (2005) illustrated, p. 9; BIB# AI90240
Recent Important Acquisitions, 47 (2005) illustrated, p. 223, #17a, b; BIB# AI66969
Recent Acquisitions (2005) illustrated, p. 13, second from right; BIB# AI65630