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Impressed Wedgwood Mark 1780 – 1812
Early 19th Century
Size: 59cm high – 23¼ ins high
It was deliberate policy on Wedgwood’s behalf to make his pottery considerably cheaper than marble and much more durable than plaster, and when given a slightly polished surface it was as attractive as either, and also a rival to any finely worked bronze. The demand for the black basaltes library busts was considerable and in 1800 an order from Dublin requested over one hundred of them!