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[Winston Churchill] — Arnold Machin, artist | Wedgwood Portrait Medalion, commemorating Churchill's 90th birthday, 1964

Estimate:

800

to
- 1,200 USD

[Winston Churchill] — Arnold Machin, artist | Wedgwood Portrait Medalion, commemorating Churchill's 90th birthday, 1964

[Winston Churchill] — Arnold Machin, artist | Wedgwood Portrait Medalion, commemorating Churchill's 90th birthday, 1964

Estimate:

800

to
- 1,200 USD

Lot sold:

1,500

USD

[Winston Churchill] — Arnold Machin, artist

Wedgwood Portrait Medalion, commemorating Churchill's 90th birthday, 1964


Blue jasperware (4 1/2 x 6 in.; 114 x 152 mm, framed to 6 x 8 in.; 152 x 203 mm), mounted on black velvet, framed and unglazed.

4 1/2 x 6 inches (Framed: 6 x 8 inches).


This Wedgwood portrait medallion was commissioned in 1964 by fine china purveyor Thomas Goode & Co. of South Audley Street, London, to mark Churchill’s 90th Birthday and his Honorary Citizenship of the United States award. It came to be regarded as a memorial tribute after Churchill died within two months of its issue. It is far rarer than the subsequent 1974 issue, which commemorated Churchill’s 100th Birthday.

The velvet is a touch rubbed, the frame has some very faint chips along the edges. Else fine.


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