Wedgwood & Bentley Jasperware Portrait Medallion of Rousseau

  • This blue and white jasperware plaque by Wedgwood & Bentley depicts Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  • In 1768, Wedgwood partnered with Thomas Bentley and established a factory named ‘Etruria’
  • Some of Wedgwood's most meticulous work was executed in cameos and medallions
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Item No. 31-4264

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This exceptional blue and white jasperware plaque by Wedgwood & Bentley depicts Genevan writer, philosopher and composer Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Some of Wedgwood's most meticulous work was executed in cameos and medallions, often featuring royalty and celebrated personages as subjects. The invention of the jasper body circa 1775 enabled Wedgwood to produce white cameo reliefs on a colored ground in beautiful combinations. Embodying classical beauty and simplicity, jasper medallions are among Wedgwood's most sought-after wares.

Stamped "Wedgwood & Bentley" on the reverse

Circa 1775

1 3/4" wide x 2 1/8" high

Literature:
Robin Reilly and George Savage, Wedgwood: the Portrait Medallions, 1972, illus. p. 293
Wedgwood & Bentley Jasperware Portrait Medallion of Rousseau
Maker: Wedgwood
Period: 18th Century
Origin: England
Type: Plaques
Depth: 0.25 Inches
Width: 1.75 Inches
Height: 2.13 Inches
Style: Jasperware
Wedgwood & Bentley Jasperware Portrait Medallion of Rousseau
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