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Medallion

Medallion

  • Place of origin:

    Etruria (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1781 (modelled)
    ca. 1785 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Flaxman, John, born 1755 - died 1826 (modeller)
    Josiah Wedgwood and Sons (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Jasperware with a gilt metal frame and white cameo relief

  • Credit Line:

    Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street

  • Museum number:

    4956-1901

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery, case 13, shelf 8

Physical description

Medallion in jasperware with a gilt metal frame and white cameo relief of Sir William Herschel, astronomer and discoverer of Uranus. Bust to the right with name 'HERSCHEL' below. Uranus is represented together with Saturn to the right of the bust.

Place of Origin

Etruria (made)

Date

ca. 1781 (modelled)
ca. 1785 (made)

Artist/maker

Flaxman, John, born 1755 - died 1826 (modeller)
Josiah Wedgwood and Sons (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Jasperware with a gilt metal frame and white cameo relief

Marks and inscriptions

'WEDGWOOD'
Impressed

'HERSCHEL'
Impressed below the bust

Dimensions

Length: 11.7 cm, Width: 9.5 cm

Descriptive line

Medallion in jasperware with a gilt metal frame and white cameo relief of Sir William Herschel, modelled by John Flaxman ca. 1781, made at Josiah Wedgwood and Sons, Etruria, ca. 1785.

Labels and date

Portrait medallion depicting Sir William Herschel, astronomer and discoverer of the planet Uranus (1738-1822)
Modelled by John Flaxman, made at the factory of Josiah Wedgwood, Etruria, Staffordshire, about 1781, this example made around 1785
Mark: 'Wedgwood', impressed
Jasperware with gilt metal frame

4956-1901 [23/05/2008]

Materials

Jasper ware; Gilt metal

Techniques

Relief

Subjects depicted

Planets; Astronomer; Bust

Categories

Ceramics; Jasperware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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