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Wedgwood Black Basalt of Voltaire

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Item Details

  • Height:
    7 1/4 Inches
  • Period:
    19th Century
  • Origin:
    England/Ireland
This incredible Wedgwood black basalt bust depicts celebrated French Enlightenment philosopher Fran├žois-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 base

Circa 1850

7 1/4" high

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