Plaque with Sulphide of Shakespeare

Object Name: 
Plaque with Sulphide of Shakespeare

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Object Name: 
Plaque with Sulphide of Shakespeare
Accession Number: 
Plaque Diam: 7.5 cm
Not on Display
about 1820-1830
Credit Line: 
Clara S. Peck Endowment Fund
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass, white sulphide, red leather case; encased, cut, molded sulphide. Flat, circular shape, obverse polished convex, reverse all-over nailhead-diamond faceted; enclosing a molded sulphide portrait of a man (William Shakespeare), facing dexter; fitted in a hinged circular case, covered with red leather (or paper ?) on the exterior, lined with red velvet on the inside of the cover, metal spring catch on the side.
Lyons, Louis, Source