Our Keppel piece is not inscribed or impressed, but see the V and A trial example above that is also not inscribed or impressed. The V and A also holds a 1779 period trial brown stoneware right facing profile of Keppel by Wedgwood and Bentley. During the 18th century portrait medallions of current rich, famous historical, royal and political celebrities were all the rage.He was involved in controversy after his famous dispute with Sir Hugh Palliser during the American Revolution. Keppel was court martialled but was later acquitted. During the final years of the American Revolutionary War Keppel served as First Lord of the Admiralty. Size: In frame 1.25" by 11/16" (27 mm by 24 mm), actual medallion a teeny 1" by 0.75" (22 mm by 19 mm). Condition: The original chased frame we is untested, we therefore class it is as gilt metal. There looks to have been a compartment to the rear of the pendant now missing. There is a small polished nick to the Jasper body, seen to the right laminated edge at 3 o'clock. Please note the items shown in the final image are not included.
This is a stunning example of an important 18th century naval admiral; it is perfect for your early Wedgwood or militaria collection or to adorn the wall of a very special doll's house. The item "18th Century Miniature Wedgwood and Bentley Blue Jasperware Portrait Pendant" is in sale since Sunday, November 19, 2017. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewellery\Vintage Fine Jewellery\Pre-1837". The seller is "thechapterhouse" and is located in DURSLEY.This item can be shipped worldwide.