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Voltaire Bust, late 18th century

This is a bust. It was probably Enoch Wood. It is dated late 18th century and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is glazed and enameled earthenware. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was bequest of Erskine Hewitt. It is credited Bequest of Erskine Hewitt.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 21 x 12.8 x 10 cm (8 1/4 x 5 1/16 x 3 15/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Voltaire Bust, late 18th century; Probably Enoch Wood (English, 1759 - 1840); England; glazed and enameled earthenware; H x W x D: 21 x 12.8 x 10 cm (8 1/4 x 5 1/16 x 3 15/16 in.); Bequest of Erskine Hewitt; 1938-57-382

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