Louis Kossuth Sulphide Paperweight

Bakewell & Company and Alfred Borrel (French, 1836-1927), sculptorc.1852

Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass

Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass
Neenah, Wisconsin, United States

Louis (or Lajos) Kossuth (1802-1894) was a Hungarian general, and the foremost leader of the Hungarian Revolution of 1848-1849. The French artist Alfred Borrel sculpted a bronze medal of Governor Kossuth, commemorating his trip to the United States in 1851-1852. This sulphide portrait appears to have been cast from the bronze medal.

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  • Title: Louis Kossuth Sulphide Paperweight
  • Creator: Bakewell & Company, Alfred Borrel (French, 1836-1927), sculptor
  • Date: c.1852
  • Physical Dimensions: h4.52 x w6.5 cm
  • Type: Paperweight
  • External Link: Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass
  • Medium: Glass
  • Object ID: PW 1958.57.57
  • Credit Line: Bequest of Evangeline H. Bergstrom