9 July 2001
A silk-lined leather stationery-box mounted with forty Wedgwood blue and white jasper medallions
The box 19th/20th Century, the medallions circa 1785-1820
The majority of the medallions with dipped bright-blue-grounds, of canted rectangular, circular, oval or navette-shaped form, some with lapidary polished edges, including sacrifice subjects, the labours of Hercules, a three-colour jasper medallion of 'The Cupid Market', a circular medallion with classical figures surrounded by the signs of the Zodiac, a navette-shaped medallion of Venus and Cupid, and an oval pale-blue solid jasper medallion of a nymph with a garland of flowers (perhaps Wedgwood & Bentley), each within an engraved gilt-metal mount (seven damaged and repaired or cracked, four chipped)
The medallions from 1 in. (2.5 cm.) to 3 7/8 in. (10 cm.) high, the box 10½ in. (26.5 cm.) wide (35)
Somerley House, Hampshire.
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