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Block mould for a portrait medallion depicting King George II - 1779

Block mould for a portrait medallion depicting King George II
    Block mould for a portrait medallion depicting King George II

This portrait has been modelled from a wax portrait which has been attributed to Isaac Gosset and is now in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum. Medallions taken from this design were first advertised in Wedgwood and Bentley's 1779 Catalogue.

This portrait has been modelled from a wax portrait which has been attributed to Isaac Gosset and is now in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum. Medallions taken from this design were first advertised in Wedgwood and Bentley's 1779 Catalogue.

  • Type of object: Manufacturing paraphernalia and miscellany/mould
  • Mark: Geo 2nd
    [Inscribed on reverse]
  • Year produced: 1779
  • Body: Plaster of Paris
  • Glaze: unglazed
  • Material: ceramic
  • Accession number: 2944
  • Dimensions: 109 mm (length), 89 mm (width), 20 mm (depth)

Related people

  • HM King George II Subject

    HM King George II - Subject (1683 - 1760)

    George II (George Augustus) was King of Great Britain and Ireland, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (Hanover) and Archtreasurer and Prince-elector of the Holy Roman Empire from 1727 until his death. He was son of George I and Sophia Dorothea of Celle and married to Margravine Caroline of Brandenburg-Ansbach in 1705. She gave birth to eight children.

Glossary

  • Block mould

    Block mould

    The master mould often carved in wood, wax or low-fired earthenware from which working plaster of Paris moulds are taken.

  • Portrait Medallion

    Portrait Medallion

     

    A medallion, either circular or oval, made usually from black basalt or jasper, which features a head or head and shoulders study, rather than a relief of a classical nature.