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Plaque

Plaque

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1769-1780 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Wedgwood and Bentley (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Black basalt and moulded

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:

    414:1262-1885

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery, case 13, shelf 7

Physical description

Plaque of black basalt of American statesman Benjamin Franklin, oval in shape with a raised and moulded edge forming a frame. Profile bust to the left in classical style and inscribed below with 'FRANKLIN'.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1769-1780 (made)

Artist/maker

Wedgwood and Bentley (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Black basalt and moulded

Marks and inscriptions

'FRANKLIN'
Impressed below the bust

'Wedgwood & Bentley'
Impressed

Dimensions

Height: 10.2 cm, Width: 8.3 cm

Object history note

Perhaps based on a relief in Tassie's glass-paste catalogue.

Descriptive line

Plaque of black basalt of American statesman Benjamin Franklin, oval in shape with a raised and moulded edge forming a frame, Wedgwood and Bentley, England, 1769-1780.

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

Wills, Geoffrey. Wedgwood. Feltham : Country Life Books, 1980. Pl. 34.

Materials

Black basalt

Techniques

Moulded

Subjects depicted

Bust

Categories

Ceramics; Stoneware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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