Medallion with Portrait of King Louis XIV of France

Object Name: 
Medallion with Portrait of King Louis XIV of France

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Object Name: 
Medallion with Portrait of King Louis XIV of France
Accession Number: 
2004.3.32
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 65.5 cm, W: 36.7 cm, D: 20.1 cm; (a) Medallion H: 36.5 cm, W: 29.5 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1685
Web Description: 
This cast medallion was probably presented by Louis XIV of France to the king of Siam. It apparently traveled to Asia, where it was cold-painted and framed.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Sotheby's, Source
2004-07-15
Category: 
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Material: 
Primary Description: 
Medallion with Portrait of King Louis XIV of France. Colorless glass, cast, cold-painted, mirrored, was padded with paper or fabric (felt?) at one time; wood. Colorless glass oval with cast portrait of Louis XIV that was later cold-painted, mirrored and set into a frame with stand.
Chemical Analyses of Early Glasses (Volume 3) (2012) pp. 67, 683; BIB# 61154
Bernard Perrot 1640-1709 (2010) illustrated, p. 99, fig. 6; BIB# 115618
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2004 (2005) illustrated, p. 9; BIB# AI90240
Recent Important Acquisitions, 47 (2005) illustrated, pp. 222-223, #13; BIB# AI66969
Recent Acquisitions (2005) illustrated, p. 14, top; BIB# AI65630
Fine British And European Ceramics and Glass (2004-07-15) illustrated, pp. 130-131, Lot #162; BIB# 81474