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Updated: 14 April 2015
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: Hôtel de Lassay
- (Europe,France,Ile-de-France (département),Paris,Hôtel de Lassay)
- 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.
The frame to be removed. Five small iron stains and a firing defect (circular hole near nose) on front.
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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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