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Plaque - Lady de la Pole

Lady de la Pole

  • Object:

    Plaque

  • Place of origin:

    Staffordshire (made)

  • Date:

    1918 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lochée, John Charles, born 1751 (modeller)
    Josiah Wedgwood and Sons (manufacturer)

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Josiah Wedgwood & Sons Ltd

  • Museum number:

    C.424-1918

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 143, The Timothy Sainsbury Gallery, case 24, shelf 2

The portrait is of Anne, daughter of James Temple, who married Sir John William Pole in 1781. He assumed the name of de la Pole in 1790.

This medallion and C.423-1918 were made in 1918 to show the difference between cameos 'as they come from the mould' (C.423-1918), and 'their state after careful touching up by hand' (this example). This gift was the outcome of a visit to the Museum by Queen Mary in 1918, when she questioned the correctness of a label identifying a medallion of Lady de la Pole in the Schreiber Collection, believing it to be of Charlotte Augusta Mathilda, eldest daughter of George III.

Solid Jasper backgrounds with moulded rather than wire-cut edges are characteristic of 19th- and 20th century medallions.

Physical description

Oval solid blue Jasper medallion with applied portrait bust (facing right) in low relief in white Jasper

Place of Origin

Staffordshire (made)

Date

1918 (made)

Artist/maker

Lochée, John Charles, born 1751 (modeller)
Josiah Wedgwood and Sons (manufacturer)

Object history note

This medallion and C.423-1918 were made in 1918 to show the difference between cameos 'as they come from the mould' (C.423-1918), and 'their state after careful touching up by hand' (this example). Solid Jasper backgrounds with moulded rather than wire-cut edges are characteristic of 19th- and 20thcentury medallions.

Descriptive line

Jasperware portrait medallion of Lady de la Pole, modelling attrib. to J.C. Lochée, made at the factory of Josiah Wedgwood, Etruria, in 1918 from an original mould.

Categories

Ceramics

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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