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Seal: C.17-1976

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Factory: Wedgwood & Bentley

Entities

Categories

Description

Black basalt, oval, with intaglio bust of John Milton in profile to right, in gilt-metal mount, probably from a ring.

Notes

History note: Antiques Etc., 18, King Street, Cambridge

Legal notes

Purchased with the Duplicate Objects Fund

Measurements and weight

Length: 2.1 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Etruria ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1976-10-07) by Antiques Etc.

Dating

Late 18th century
George III
Production date: circa AD 1774

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Mount composed of gilt-metal ( probably from a ring)
Bust

Materials used in production

Black basalt

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: WEDGWOOD/& BENTLEY/212
  • Location: On back
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.17-1976
Primary reference Number: 11195
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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