31 juillet 2010

An important collection of 24 Wedgwood and Bentley basalt portrait medallions Circa 1775.

An important collection of 24 Wedgwood and Bentley basalt portrait medallions  Circa 1775. photo M.S.Rau Antiques. featuring the Kings of England, all set in a lovely frame. The first basalt portrait medallions appeared around 1771, introduced as a novel and less expensive way to create portraits of royals and wealthy patrons. 22" wide x 18" high. Price: $12,500 These early depictions proved so popular, Wedgwood began creating magnificent series of popes, philosophers, writers, saints and, of... [Lire la suite]