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Plaque

  • Place of origin:

    Etruria (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1780-1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Josiah Wedgwood and Sons (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Blue jasper-dip with a white bust relief and in a gilt metal frame

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:

    414:1253-1885

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery, case 13, shelf 8

Physical description

Plaque of blue jasper-dip with a white bust relief of Louis XVI, King of France. In profile to the right, he wears the Order of the Golden Fleece and his hair is tied back with a ribbon. Oval in shape and in a gilt metal frame. Inscribed below with ‘LOUIS XVI’.

Place of Origin

Etruria (made)

Date

ca. 1780-1800 (made)

Artist/maker

Josiah Wedgwood and Sons (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Blue jasper-dip with a white bust relief and in a gilt metal frame

Marks and inscriptions

'LOUIS XVI'
Inscribed below the bust

'WEDGWOOD'
Impressed

Dimensions

Height: 8.6 cm approx., Width: 6.4 cm approx.

Object history note

The frame is of a later date.

Descriptive line

Plaque of blue jasper-dip with a white profilt bust relief of Louis XVI, Josiah Wedgwood and Sons Ltd., Etruria, ca. 1780-1800.

Materials

Jasper ware; Gilt metal

Techniques

Relief; Jasper dip

Subjects depicted

Order of the Golden Fleece; Kings

Categories

Ceramics; Jasperware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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