A WEDGWOOD AND BENTLEY BLACK BASALT OVAL PORTRAIT MEDALLION OF LOUIS XIV, KING OF FRANCE LATE 18TH CENTURY
in profile, facing to his left, the sun mask emblem on the right shoulder of his armor, above the impressed abbreviated Latin inscription LUD[udovicus].MAG[nus].FRA[nce].
Height 7⅞ in.
Drilled for suspension. A few extremely minor minute chips to the underside of the rim edge.
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Collection of Captain Grant (according to labels)
Reichner Antiques, Wilmette, Illinois, October 2005