Plaque with Sulphide of a Man

Object Name: 
Plaque with Sulphide of a Man

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Object Name: 
Plaque with Sulphide of a Man
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 11 cm, D: 8.4 cm
Not on Display
about 1815-1825
Credit Line: 
Clara S. Peck Endowment Fund
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass, white sulphide; encased, cut, molded sulphide, cast gilt metal mount. Flat, circular shape, enclosing a molded sulphide bust of a man, facing sinister, wearing his hair in a long queue, a heavy coat, and ruffled stock; reverse side of the sulphide flat, impressed "DESPREZ,/Rue des Recolets/No. 2, a Paris."; faces of the plaque polished flat; chamfered rims diamond faceted; cast metal hanger in the form of overlapping leaves and fruit, the reverse side flat and undecorated; turned post with loose ring for hanging.
Peck, Clara S. (d. 1983), Source
Lyons, Louis, Source