TWO WEDGWOOD BLACK BASALT FIGURES OF JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU AND VOLTAIRE CIRCA 1785
each modeled standing, Voltaire holding a book with a finger saving a page, Rousseau holding a bunch of flowers, upon small a mound base, Voltaire, inscribed in script 'Voltaire', uppercase WEDGWOOD mark to underside; Rousseau, impressed uppercase ROUSSEAU, below WEDGWOOD to reverse of base, underside with letter D. 2 pieces.
Height 10¾ in.
Generally good condition.
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Rousseau: Seal Simons, Philadelphia, 1974
Gallagher, Ars Ceramica, 2019, no. 31, p. 19, fig. 10-11