A WEDGWOOD AND BENTLEY BLACK BASALT OVAL PORTRAIT MEDALLION CIRCA 1775
of the poet Nicolas Boileau or Andre Dacier, modeled facing to his left within a molded laurel wreath and ribbed integral frame.
Height 6¾ in.
Drilled for suspension. 1/4-in. chip to the underside of the rim, 1/8 in. of which is apparent on the rim edge. Minor loss to laurel wreath border at one o'clock.
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The Milton Milestone Collection of Early Wedgwood Pottery, Part II, Sotheby Parke Bernet, Inc., New York, April 6, 1976, lot 317
Sotheby's New York, October 21, 1999, lot 74
Gallagher, Ars Ceramica, 2019, no. 31, p. 17, fig. 8