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Plaque

Plaque

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1775-1780 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Wedgwood and Bentley (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Jasperware with white relief decoration

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:

    414:1269-1885

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Plaque of blue jasperware with white relief decoration of the bust of philosopher René Descartes in profile to the right. He has long curling hair, a moustache and a slight beard. Inscribed below with 'DESCARTES'.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1775-1780 (made)

Artist/maker

Wedgwood and Bentley (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Jasperware with white relief decoration

Marks and inscriptions

'DESCARTES'
Inscribed below the portrait

'Wedgwood & Bentley'
Impressed

Dimensions

Height: 6 cm approx., Width: 4.4 cm approx.

Descriptive line

Plaque of blue jasperware with white relief decoration of the bust of philosopher René Descartes in profile to the right, Wedgwood and Bentley, England, ca. 1775-1780.

Materials

Jasper ware

Techniques

Relief

Subjects depicted

Bust; Philosophers

Categories

Ceramics; Jasperware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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