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Portrait medallion depicting HM Queen Elizabeth II - 1975

Portrait medallion depicting HM Queen Elizabeth II
    Portrait medallion depicting HM Queen Elizabeth II

A white on pale blue jasper portrait medallion depicting HM Queen Elizabeth II.

A white on light blue jasper portrait medallion depicting HM Queen Elizabeth II. Modelled by Arnold Machin in 1971 and first produced in 1972 to celebrate the silver wedding anniversary of HM Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh.

  • Type of object: Plaques and medallions/portrait medallion
  • Mark: WEDGWOOD
  • Year produced: 1975
  • Body: Jasper
  • Glaze: unglazed
  • Material: ceramic
  • Accession number: 5774j
  • Dimensions: 110 mm (length), 83 mm (width), 16 mm (depth)

Related people

  • HM Queen Elizabeth II Subject

    HM Queen Elizabeth II - Subject (1926)

    Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor) is Queen of the United Kingdom and fifteen other Commonwealth countries. She was born as first daughter of King George VI and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon and succeeded her father after his death in 1952. She was offically crowned in 1953 in Westminster Abbey. In 1947 she married Philip Mountbatten who was appointed to be Duke of Edinburgh before their wedding and gave birth to four children - Charles,Anne,Andrew and Edward. Queen Elizabeth celebrated her Diamond Jubilee in June 2012.

  • Arnold Machin Modeller

    Arnold Machin - Modeller (1911 - 1999)

    Machin was born in Stoke-on-Trent in 1911. He started work at the age of 14 as an apprentice china painter at the Minton Pottery, and during the Depression he learnt to sculpt at the Art School in Stoke-on-Trent. He later moved to Derby, and the Royal Academy in London. After spending the Second World War as a conscientious objector, he returned to modelling and sculpture, and created many notable ceramics which are now prized collectors' items. In 1946 he was elected an associate member of the Royal Academy, was appointed a Master of Sculpture from 1959 to 1966 and became the longest-serving member of the Academy. He was elected an Academician in 1956 and a Fellow of the Royal Society of British Sculptors. From 1951 he was a tutor at the Royal College of Art, where he entered the culture that was to bring him his most celebrated commissions. He was probably best remembered for the designing of the new decimal coinage effigies of Queen Elizabeth in 1964 and 1967 and for the definitive issue of postage stamps in 1967.


  • 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.