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A WEDGWOOD BLUE AND WHITE JASPER OVAL PORTRAIT MEDALLION OF GENERAL SIR EYRE COOTE modelled by Eley George Mountstephen after the bust by Nollekens, to the right on a dipped pale-blue ground, impressed mark, circa 1790, in a contemporary beaded giltwood frame, the medallion -- 3¾in. (9.5cm.) high

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A WEDGWOOD BLUE AND WHITE JASPER OVAL PORTRAIT MEDALLION OF GENERAL SIR EYRE COOTE modelled by Eley George Mountstephen after the bust by Nollekens, to the right on a dipped pale-blue ground, impressed mark, circa 1790, in a contemporary beaded giltwood frame, the medallion -- 3¾in. (9.5cm.) high

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Sir Eyre Coote, 1726-83, served in Scotland in 1745 against Prince Charles Edward Stuart, the 'Young Pretender", in India, with Clive in 1759, against the Nawab of Bengal and again in 1761 against the French. He returned to India to fight, 1779-1781. See Robin Reilly, Wedgwood Volume I, p 570, pl 817, for an example in the British Museum. See also Robin Reilly and George Savage, Wedgwood, the Portrait Medallions, p 112
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