Anti-slavery medallion, white jasper (stoneware) cameo with a figure of slave in black, Josiah Wedgwood and Sons/William Hackwood/Henry Webber, England, c 1840

Made c 1787

This white jasper (stoneware) anti-slavery medallion was made by Josiah Wedgwood and Sons in England in about 1840. Josiah Wedgwood had many interests beyond pottery and was active in social reform. He helped form the Society for the Abolition of the Slave Trade and made these medallions to publicise the cause. Modelled by William Hackwood in 1787, its motto ‘Am I not a man and a brother’, was adopted by the abolition campaign.

While porcelain continued to play an important role in fashionable ...

Summary

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Anti-slavery medallion, white jasper (stoneware) cameo with a figure of slave in black, Josiah Wedgwood and Sons/William Hackwood/Henry Webber, England, c 1840

Dimensions

30 mm
27 mm
3 mm

Production

c 1787

Source

Purchased 1987
1 January, 1970

Cite this Object

Anti-slavery medallion, white jasper (stoneware) cameo with a figure of slave in black, Josiah Wedgwood and Sons/William Hackwood/Henry Webber, England, c 1840 2016, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 17 November 2017, <https://ma.as/78929>
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