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Plaque

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1790 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Josiah Wedgwood and Sons (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Black basalt and gilt metal

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:

    414:1264-1885

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Plaque of black basalt of Louis XVI, King of France, and oval in shape in a gilt metal frame. Profile bust to the right and showing his long hair, untied, and he wears a lose-neck robe. Inscribed 'LOUIS XVI'.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1790 (made)

Artist/maker

Josiah Wedgwood and Sons (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Black basalt and gilt metal

Marks and inscriptions

'LOUIS XVI'
Impressed

'Wedgwood'
Impressed

Dimensions

Height: 6.4 cm, Width: 4.4 cm

Object history note

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

Descriptive line

Plaque of black basalt of Louis XVI, King of France, and oval in shape in a gilt metal frame, Josiah Wedgwood and Sons Ltd., England, ca. 1790.

Materials

Black basalt; Gilt metal

Subjects depicted

King; Bust

Categories

Ceramics; Stoneware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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