Medallion, hard-paste porcelain, unglazed, circular, moulded, portrait of Sir Isaac Newton in relief to left wearing a loose shirt, with the legend SIR ISAAC NEWTON around the border and C.G. below the truncation; in a damaged marbleized yellow and black wooden frame (modern).
- Made in: Paris
- (Europe,France,Ile-de-France (département),Paris)
- Diameter: 12.7 centimetres
- Weight: 381 grammes (with frame)
- Weight: 247 grammes (without frame)
Inscription Typemaker's mark
Inscription Commentin monogram - mark found on Brancas-Lauraguais productions
One of a small series of medallions of mythological figures, monarchs, scientists and poets. There is another example in a private collection in New York (in the Paris trade in 1992, notes on file).
The portrait is based on a medal by John Croker, of which there is an example in the Department of Coins and Medals.
The identity of 'C.G.' is unknown.
On display: G1/wp168/sh2
The frame to be removed. Five small iron stains and a firing defect (circular hole near nose) on front.
- Topographic representation of: Hôtel de Lassay
- (Europe,France,Ile-de-France (region),Paris,Hôtel de Lassay)
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Medallion, hard-paste porcelain, circular, moulded, portrait of Sir Isaac Newton in relief to left wearing a loose shirt, with the legend SIR ISAAC NEWTON around the border and C.G. below the truncation; in a damaged marbleized yellow and black wooden frame (modern).
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Object reference number: MCT28327
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