Medallion

ca. 1768-1780 (made)
Not currently on display at the V&A

Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Medallion of Wedgwood's black basaltes ware in a gilt metal frame with a cameo bust of the Greek statesman Aratus, facing to the right.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Black basaltes ware in a gilt metal frame
Brief Description
Medallion of black basaltes ware in a gilt metal frame with a cameo bust of the Greek statesman Aratus, Josiah Wedgwood and Sons, Etruria, ca. 1768-1780.
Physical Description
Medallion of Wedgwood's black basaltes ware in a gilt metal frame with a cameo bust of the Greek statesman Aratus, facing to the right.
Dimensions
  • Length: 5.7cm
  • Width: 4.8cm
Marks and Inscriptions
  • 'ARATUS' (Impressed below the bust)
  • 'Wedgwood & Bentley' (Impressed)
Credit line
Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession Number
5021-1901

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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