Wedgwood Black Basalt of Voltaire
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Wedgwood Black Basalt of Voltaire

Wedgwood Black Basalt of Voltaire

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    Item No. 29-5902
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    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 base

    Circa 1850

    7 1/4” high
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    Maker: Wedgwood
    Period: 19th Century
    Origin:England
    Height:7.25 Inches
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