FIGURE OF JOSIAH WEDGWOOD

BLACK BASALT

Limited edition 1971

by the Wedgwood Company

$150.00

Height 8-1/2 inches

Josiah is holding his copy of the Portland Vase.

An interesting accent for any Wedgwood collection.

F.R.S. stands for Fellow of the Royal Society, a society for scientists in London founded in 1660. Josiah was elected to the society in 1783 following his invention of the pyrometer to measure oven temperatures.

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Impressed on base:

"Made in England"and "71"and "A".

 

 

On the plinth:

#375 of the limited edition and impressed "WEDGWOOD"

 

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