LL 2540

About this object

A blue jasper portrait medallion featuring Wedgwood's friend Dr Joseph Priestley (1733- 1804), discoverer of oxygen. Joseph Priestley and Wedgwood were members of the Lunar Society of Birmingham. The Lunar Society met monthly on the Monday night nearest to the full moon. The group discussed the latest ideas in science and technology. Many members supported social reform, such as the abolition of slavery.
  • Date
    1776 - 1780
  • Maker
  • Materials
  • Credit line
    From the Collection of Lord Leverhulme
  • Location
    Lady Lever Art Gallery, Room 03, Case 9005
  • Place made
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Staffordshire: Stoke-on-Trent: Hanley
  • Measurements
    10 mm x 80 mm x 100 mm
  • Collection
    From the Lady Lever Art Gallery collections
Object view = Decorative Arts
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