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  • Place of origin:

    Staffordshire (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1780-1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Josiah Wedgwood's factory (manufactured)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Black Basaltes ware with moulded relief.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery, case 11, shelf 8

Physical description

Circular medallion of black Basalt ware surrounded by a moulded gilt frame. The scene in relief depicts seven cherubic boys, one of whom holds a tambourine, dancing around in a circle, in front of a tree. Another boy leans against the tree trunk playing a flute, whilst the ninth boy sits on a branch above them all playing the bagpipes.

Place of Origin

Staffordshire (made)


ca. 1780-1800 (made)


Josiah Wedgwood's factory (manufactured)

Materials and Techniques

Black Basaltes ware with moulded relief.


Diameter: 23.5 cm

Object history note

Bought at a Christies' sale

Descriptive line

Medallion of black basalt with relied decoration and a gilt frame, Wedgwood factory, Staffordshire, ca. 1780-1800.


Black basalt

Subjects depicted

Musical instruments; Dancing; Boys; Bagpipes; Tambourine




Ceramics Collection

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