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Medallion of Oliver Cromwell: C.8B-1975

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Medallion of Oliver Cromwell


Factory: Wedgwood (Doubtful)




Jasper, solid pale blue with white relief. Circular, the front with raised edge, the reverse with circular depression. Oliver Cromwell in profile to right. On the reverse, in the centre, impressed '26' surrounded by a slightly raised circle.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by B.E. Bonnet

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 4.1 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Etruria ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1975-03-20) by Bonnett, B. E.


After 1780 CE - Before 1880 CE


The number coincides with the Wedgwood and Bentley 1779 Catalogue, but the attribution to Wedgwood has been doubted.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work


Materials used in production

Jasper ware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Jasper, solid pale blue with white relief

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: catalogue no. '26' impressed into centre of reverse

  • Text: 26
  • Location: In centre of reverse
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: CROMWELL
  • Location: Reverse
  • Method of creation: In pencil
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.8B-1975
Primary reference Number: 11625
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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