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Medallion

Medallion

  • Place of origin:

    Etruria (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1768-1780 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Josiah Wedgwood and Sons (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Black basaltes ware in a gilt metal frame

  • Credit Line:

    Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street

  • Museum number:

    5004-1901

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Medallion of Wedgwood's black basaltes ware in a gilt metal frame with a cameo bust of Aristomachus, a Greek writer on agriculture, mentioned by Pliny, facing to the right.

Place of Origin

Etruria (made)

Date

ca. 1768-1780 (made)

Artist/maker

Josiah Wedgwood and Sons (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Black basaltes ware in a gilt metal frame

Marks and inscriptions

'ARISTOMACHUS'
Impressed below the bust

'Wedgwood & Bentley'
Impressed

Dimensions

Length: 5.7 cm, Width: 4.8 cm

Descriptive line

Medallion of black basaltes ware in a gilt metal frame with a cameo bust of Aristomachus, Josiah Wedgwood and Sons, Etruria, ca. 1768-1780.

Materials

Black basalt; Gilt metal

Subjects depicted

Writer; Bust

Categories

Ceramics

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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