Wedgwood Bicentennial Portrait Plaque of George Washington

  • This black dip portrait plaque is modeled after the bust by Jean-Antoine Houdon
  • It commemorates the birth of George Washington
  • It was previously owned by legendary lyricist and award-winning director Oscar Hammerstein
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Item No. 31-4265

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Modeled after the bust by Jean-Antoine Houdon of 1785, this black dip portrait plaque commemorates the birth of George Washington with an inscription and elegant gold gilt gesso frame. In addition to the rarity of this plaque due to its commemorative subject, this piece has a notable provenance, having been owned by celebrated Tony and Academy Award-winning lyricist, director and theatrical produce Oscar Hammerstein. With his partner Richard Rodgers, Hammerstein created some of the most beloved and memorable musical theater productions of the 20th century, including Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King And I and The Sound of Music. A remarkable piece with a remarkable provenance, this jasperware plaque is truly one-of-a-kind.

Circa 1932

Impressed uppercase commemorative inscription

10 3/5" high x 8 3/5" wide x 1 1/4" deep

Provenance
The Estate of Oscar Hammerstein, Doylestown, PA
Wedgwood Bicentennial Portrait Plaque of George Washington
Maker: Wedgwood
Period: 20th Century
Origin: England
Type: Plaques
Depth: 1.25 Inches
Width: 8.63 Inches
Height: 10.63 Inches
Style: Jasperware

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