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Medallion

Made by: Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory

On view in: Adam Bedroom


About this object

The medallion contains the bust of Catherine the Great in profile, facing to the right. The figure is in white biscuit and the background imitates the blue jasper of Wedgwood. Catherine wears a small crown and a low-cut dress. Her hair falls in curls over her shoulders. The frame is in ormolu and is of the period. There is a Russian inscription on the back.

Category:
ceramics
Made from:
Biscuit
Made in:
Sèvres, France
Date made:
1796
Size:
17.6 cm (6 15/16 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
24.167
Class:
CERAMICS
Signature marks:
SIGNATURE; DATE; INSCRIPTION Under the shoulder of Catherine: signature of the artist Bosio and the date 1796; on back: Russian inscription
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973