Sulphide Bust of George Washington
- Sold for:
- American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3222B
- Date / Time :
- March 02, 2019 10:00AM
Sulphide Bust of George Washington, possibly Martoret, Paris, France, c. 1820-30, the bust of Washington facing to the right, modeled after the 1786 George Washington Comitia Americana medal engraved by Benjamin Duvivier, within a round glass enclosure with spiral-cut edges, set within a classical gilt-brass frame, glass dia. 2 1/8, frame ht. 4 1/8, wd. 3 3/4 in.
Literature: For a similar bust see Paul Jokelson, Sulphides, The Art of Cameo Incrustation (Toronto: Thomas Nelson & Sons, Ltd., 1968), fig. 51.
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