Plaque with Sulphide of Marquis de Lafayette

Object Name: 
Plaque with Sulphide of Marquis de Lafayette

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Object Name: 
Plaque with Sulphide of Marquis de Lafayette
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 12 cm, W: 7.4 cm
Not on Display
about 1825-1840
Credit Line: 
Clara S. Peck Endowment Fund
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass, white sulphide; encased, cut, molded sulphide, cast gilt metal mount. Flat, oval shape, enclosing a molded sulphide bust-length portrait of a man (Marquis de Lafayette), facing sinister, wearing a heavy coat; reverse side of the sulphide flat; flat faces of the plaque polished; chamfered edges diamond faceted; cast gilt metal hanger of leaves and berries on the front, flat on the reverse, with turned post, pierced for a loose ring for hanging.
Peck, Clara S. (d. 1983), Source
Lyons, Louis, Source