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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 gilt metal

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:

    414:1267-1885

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Plaque of black basalt of French philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau, oval in shape and in a gilt metal frame. Profile bust to the right, and he wears a fur-edged caftan and a fur cap with tassels. Inscribed below with 'ROUSSEAU'.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1769-1780 (made)

Artist/maker

Wedgwood and Bentley (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Black basalt and gilt metal

Marks and inscriptions

'ROUSSEAU'
Impressed below the bust

'Wedgwood & Bentley'
Impressed

Dimensions

Height: 5.1 cm, Width: 3.8 cm

Object history note

Bought in Dresden in August 1869.

Descriptive line

Plaque of black basalt of French philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau, oval in shape and in a gilt metal frame, Wedgwood and Bentley, England, 1769-1780.

Materials

Black basalt; Gilt metal

Subjects depicted

Bust

Categories

Ceramics; Stoneware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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