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Trial portrait medallion - Honora Sneyd Edgeworth

Honora Sneyd Edgeworth

  • Object:

    Trial portrait medallion

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1780 (dated)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Josiah Wedgwood's factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    White Jasper stoneware low relief applied to a solid white Jasper ground, both relief and support produced in a mould and luted together before firing.

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Ursula Vaughan Williams

  • Museum number:

    C.82-1999

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Oval medallion (7 x 5.7 cm) with head and shoulders portrait in low relief white Jasper stoneware on a solid white Jasper ground; she is shown facing left; the front impressed 'HONORA EDGEWORTH OB. 1780' below truncation; the back impressed 'WEDGWOOD' and inscribed 'old 1559 white' and with two large conical vent holes.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1780 (dated)

Artist/maker

Josiah Wedgwood's factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

White Jasper stoneware low relief applied to a solid white Jasper ground, both relief and support produced in a mould and luted together before firing.

Object history note

Provenance: by descent through the Wedgwood, Darwin and Vaughan Williams families.

Descriptive line

Portrait medallion of Honora Sneyd Edgworth, Jasper ware, by Josiah Wedgwood and Sons, ca. 1780

Production Note

Josiah Wedgwood (manufacturer), after a model attributed to John Flaxman (after a silhouette by Mrs Harrington and a miniature by J. Smart)

Materials

Jasper ware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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