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  • Place of origin:

    Staffordshire (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1820 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Wood, Enoch, born 1759 - died 1840 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lead-glazed earthenware, painted in enamels

  • Credit Line:

    Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery, case L, shelf 2

Physical description

Bust of King George III. of earthenware, painted in enamel colours. The king is wearing a blue uniform with red collar; the buttons and the star of the Garter are painted yellow. Supported on a pedestal with bowed front coloured to imitate black marble.

Place of Origin

Staffordshire (made)


ca. 1820 (made)


Wood, Enoch, born 1759 - died 1840 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Lead-glazed earthenware, painted in enamels


Height: 31 cm

Object history note

Jermyn Street Collection

Descriptive line

Bust of George III, lead-glazed earthenware painted in enamel colours, probably made by Enoch Wood, Staffordshire, ca. 1820.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Read, Herbert Staffordshire pottery figures. London: Duckworth, 1929, plate 47.
Horne, J. English Pottery (sale catalogue, 2003) Cat. 03/25.

Labels and date

Bust depicting George III
Made in Staffordshire, about 1820
Lead-glazed earthenware

2666-1901 Jermyn Street Collection [23/05/2008]


Earthenware; Lead glaze; Enamel


Painted; Glazed


Ceramics; Earthenware


Ceramics Collection

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