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Medallion

  • Place of origin:

    Etruria (made)

  • Date:

    1776 (modelled)
    ca. 1776 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hackwood, William (modeller)
    Josiah Wedgwood and Sons (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Jasperware relief on dark glass and gilt metal

  • Credit Line:

    Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street

  • Museum number:

    4958-1901

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery, case K, shelf 4

Physical description

Cameo bust in jasperware with a relief portrait King George III facing right, and mounted on dark glass and enclosed in a gilt metal frame.

Place of Origin

Etruria (made)

Date

1776 (modelled)
ca. 1776 (made)

Artist/maker

Hackwood, William (modeller)
Josiah Wedgwood and Sons (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Jasperware relief on dark glass and gilt metal

Dimensions

Length: 12.7 cm, Width: 10.2 cm

Descriptive line

Cameo bust in jasperware with a relief portrait King George III on dark glass with gilt metal frame, modelled by William Hackwood in 1776, made at Josiah Wedgwood and Sons, Etruria, ca.1776.

Labels and date

Portrait medallion depicting King George III (1738-1820)
Modelled by William Hackwood, made at the factory of Josiah Wedgwood, Etruria, Staffordshire, 1776, and probably made shortly thereafter
Jasperware relief mounted on dark glass, with gilt metal frame

4958-1901 [23/05/2008]

Production Note

Modelled in 1776 and probably made shortly thereafter.

Materials

Jasper ware; Glass; Gilt metal

Techniques

Relief; Mounted

Subjects depicted

King; Bust

Categories

Ceramics; Jasperware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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