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Brooch with Sulphide Relief
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Brooch with Sulphide Relief


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Description A large oval, faceted glass crystal is mounted in an elaborate scrollwork frame of pinchbeck, a copper-zinc substitute for gold. Embedded in the crystal is a white, sulphide relief of Leda and the Swan. The sulphide technique of enclosing porcellaneous reliefs within crystals was patented in England by Apsley Pellatt in 1831.
Exhibitions
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
  • Objects of Adornment: Five Thousand Years of Jewelry from the Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York; Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio; Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa; Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu; New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans; Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee; Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis; Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo; The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota. 1984-1987.
  • Jewelry from the Walters Art Gallery and the Zucker Family Collection. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1987.
Provenance Mrs. John N. Adkins [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, November 14, 1972, by gift.
Credit Gift of Mrs. John N. Adkins, 1972

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Creators
Period
1860s
Medium
crystal, copper alloy, sulphide
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
Accession Number
57.2014
Measurements
H: 1 5/8 x W: 2 1/8 in. (4.1 x 5.4 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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