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AUCTION 17

VOYAGES & TRAVELS
WITH AN EMPHASIS ON CAPTAIN COOK

Lot 52

52. [MEDALLION]. WEDGWOOD, Josiah. Untitled portrait medallion of First Viscount Henry Dundas Melville. N.p., n.d. [England, late 18th or early 19th century?]. Oval bas-relief profile portrait, on blue jasper base, applied white relief. Impressed on back: Wedgwood. Melville (1742-1811) was a Scottish lawyer who held several important political positions, including those of Home Secretary and Secretary of War. Approximately 9.8 x 7.9 cm (3-15/16 x 3-1/8 inches). Very fine. Provenance: Sir Maurice Holmes. ($750-1,500)

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