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AUCTION 17

VOYAGES & TRAVELS
WITH AN EMPHASIS ON CAPTAIN COOK

Lot 47

Wedgwood Wax Matrix

47. [MEDALLION]. WEDGWOOD, Josiah (attributed). Matrix for portrait medallion of Captain Cook. Untitled bas-relief oval wax matrix for Wedgwood’s front view bust portrait medallion. N.p., n.d. [England, ca. 1779?]. Approximately 6.5 x 9 cm (2-5/8 x 3-1/2 inches). Wooden oval frame, with convex glass, backed. Three small cracks, one of which is professionally restored. Provenance: Sir Maurice Holmes.

     Very rare. This matrix is for the following medallion (Item 48 herein). ($4,000-8,000)

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