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Portrait Medallion of James II (1633-1701): C.7-1975

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Portrait Medallion of James II (1633-1701)


Factory: Wedgwood (Doubtful)




Red stoneware. Circular with raised edge on the front and circular depression in the back. Head of James II in profile to left with legend 'IACOBUS II.D.G.MAG.BR.FR.ET. HIB.REX'. Impressed into the back, 'B.1633./C.1685./D.1701.' within two closely set concentric circles.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by B.E. Bonnet

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 4.0 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Etruria ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Late-19th Century#
Production date: after AD 1760


Attribution to Wedgwood is doubtful

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Red dry-bodied stoneware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Red dry-bodied stoneware

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: within two closely set concentric circles

  • Text: B.1633./C.1685./D.1701.
  • Location: On back
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Inscription
  • Location: Front
  • Type: Legend

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.7-1975
Primary reference Number: 12087
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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