THREE WEDGWOOD AND BENTLEY PORTRAIT MEDALLIONS AND A WEDGWOOD PORTRAIT MEDALLION CIRCA 1779-90
THREE WEDGWOOD AND BENTLEY PORTRAIT MEDALLIONS AND A WEDGWOOD PORTRAIT MEDALLION CIRCA 1779-90
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THREE WEDGWOOD AND BENTLEY PORTRAIT MEDALLIONS AND A WEDGWOOD PORTRAIT MEDALLION CIRCA 1779-90

Estimate: 1,500 - 2,000 USD

THREE WEDGWOOD AND BENTLEY PORTRAIT MEDALLIONS AND A WEDGWOOD PORTRAIT MEDALLION CIRCA 1779-90

Estimate: 1,500 - 2,000 USD

Lot Sold:2,000USD

Lot Details

Description

THREE WEDGWOOD AND BENTLEY PORTRAIT MEDALLIONS AND A WEDGWOOD PORTRAIT MEDALLION CIRCA 1779-90


comprising: the Queen of Portugal, modeled by John Flaxmann after Joao Fidueireido (1725-1809), black-jasper dip body, impressed title 'Q. OF PORTUGAL', the reverse with impressed uppercase WEDGWOOD mark, framed; 

Admiral Keppel, white jasper body, impressed title KEPPEL;

Sir Isaac Newton, solid-blue jasper body, impressed NEWTON, mounted in a brass and ebonised wood frame;

and Hugo Grotius, solid-blue body dipped in dark-blue, the latter three with various impressed Wedgwood and Bentley marks.

Isaac Newton medallion 4 x 3¼ in.; 5⅞ x 4⅞ in

Overall 10.1 x 8.3 cm; 15 x 12.4 cm

Condition Report

Keppel, good appearance, light staining at extremities. Some nibbling chips along back edge of medallion.

Grotius a minute chip to front edge at 1 o'clock. Two flat shallow chips on back edge.

Queen of Portugal and Newton in good appearance and condition, not examined out of frames, frames not guaranteed. 


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Cataloguing

Provenance

Queen of Portugal: Vagabond Auctioneers Naples, Florida

Isaac Newton: Stanley H. Greenwald Collection, no. 22, bearing label 

Kantor Collection, bearing label

Grotius: Kantor Collection, bearing label

Skinner Boston, January 24, 2004, lot 255

Exhibited

Newton: The Hammond Museum, 1984 bearing label

Grotius: The Art Institute of Chicago, 1958-59, no. 148, bearing label

Wedgwood and Beyond: English Ceramics from the Starr Collection
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