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bust

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1887,0307,I.715

  • Description

    Bust, black basalt, moulded, of Chaucer depicted full face with head-dress, tunic, and penner; circular plinth with border of raised key pattern and name impressed.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1775 (circa)
  • Production place

    • Factory in: Etruria term details
    • (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Staffordshire,Stoke-on-Trent,Etruria (England))
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 14.3 inches
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        plinth
      • Inscription Content

        CHAUCER
      • Inscription Comment

        Impressed.
  • Curator's comments

    Dawson 1984
    This bust of the poet Geoffrey Chaucer (?1340-1400), the model for which was supplied by Hoskins and Grant in 1775, with a circular plinth decorated with a Greek key motif has always been considered to date from the Wedgwood and Bentley period even though it is unmarked. Similar bases are found on marked examples, and the basalt is of fine quality.

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  • Bibliography

    • Hobson 1903 I715 bibliographic details
    • Dawson 1984 p. 87, fig. 68 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1887

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1887,0307,I.715

Bust, full face, of Chaucer in black basalt ware, with head-dress, tunic, and penner; circular plinth with border of raised key pattern and name impressed.

Bust, full face, of Chaucer in black basalt ware, with head-dress, tunic, and penner; circular plinth with border of raised key pattern and name impressed.

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