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
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.
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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
Newton: The Hammond Museum, 1984 bearing label
Grotius: The Art Institute of Chicago, 1958-59, no. 148, bearing label