XRARE JAMES TASSIE GLASS PASTE MEDALLION (LARGE) ORIGINALLY. SCULPTED BY HIS WIFE THE GRAND DUCHESS MARIA FEODOROVNA AND DATED 1790. PLEASE NOTE 4th AND 5th PICTURES SHOWS PAUL I FROM WEDGWOOD IN JASPER WITH MARKS ON THE BACK, FOR YOUR INFOS. THE ONE FOR SALE IS AN ORIGINAL MADE BY THE GRAND DUCHESS MARIA FEODOROVNA DATED 1790.
GLASS PAST OVAL SIZE IS 52 mm BY 41 mm. WITH ORIGINAL WOOD (OAK) FRAME (DAMAGED/SPLIT AT TOP) 83 mm BY 71 mm. PAPER LABEL ON BACK READING. ONLY ONE OTHER KNOWN TO EXIST IN A PRIVATE COLLECTION. WEDGWOOD FOR JOSIAH WEDGWOOD FIRST.
REALLY A SELDOM AND RARE PIECE FOR SERIOUS JAMES TASSIE COLLECTOR OR WEDGWOOD RELATED ITEMS. PLEASE NOTE LAST PICTURE SHOWS THE ORIGINAL ONE AT THE HERMITAGE MUSEUM, RUSSIA. Please note fourth pictures shows Empress Maria Feodorovna wearing similar medallion while mourning her husband Emperor Paul I of Russia, painting by George Dawe painted in the early 19th century.
PLEASE NOTE THAT JOSIAH WEDGWOOD PRODUCED THIS MEDALLION ALSO IN JASPER AS WELL AS HIS MOTHER. THE GREAT CATHERINA II IMPRESS OF RUSSIA.
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