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Intaglio stone: "My Country" / reverse: Wedgewood

Object Number: 
24
Date: 
1780-1800
Medium: 
Stoneware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 7/8 x 1/8 in. ( 2.5 x 2.2 x 0.3 cm )
Marks: 
intaglio (inverted): on obverse: "MY COUNTRY !!!" impressed: on reverse: "WEDGWOOD"
Description: 
Oval black basaltes ware intaglio with male bust in profile view and inscription, "MY COUNTRY !!!" on obverse; bust depicts the Irish parliamentarian and campaigner against the 1800 act of Union, Henry Grattan.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group