Wedgwood Black Basalt of Voltaire
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7 1/4 Inches
This incredible Wedgwood black basalt bust depicts celebrated French Enlightenment philosopher François-Marie Arouet, better known as Voltaire. One of Josiah Wedgwood's most revolutionary creations, basalt was developed during the late 1760s. This fine-grained stoneware suitable for casting and was used for a myriad of items, including vases, urns, and remarkable sculptural forms such as this portrait bust.Marked "VOLTAIRE WEDGWOOD" on baseCirca 18507 1/4" high