Catalogue of Staffordshire
Figures and Busts of Famous People
Made by Wood and Caldwell
The following is an initial list of known Wood & Caldwell figures and busts representing famous people (but not fictional people). These were made between 1790 and 1818. This information is derived from books, auction records, museums and from actual examples in private collections. Where there are thumbnail pictures, please click on these for more information. If you can add any information to the following list, or provide further photographs, please contact me email@example.com
Figures and Bust of Famous People
Bust of Alexander I of Russia, half-length, wearing full
military uniform, his head turned slightly to the left.
Impressed on the reverse "Alexander Aet. 35 Moscow Burnt Europe
Preserved 1812". Impressed mark "WOOD &
CALDWELL", "Burslem". Dark brown colour
with a pale face. Height 30.5cm. This model also exists
Painted all over in black enamel, on waisted socle base. .
Mentioned on page 167 of "English Earthenware Figures", by
Pat Halfpenny, published 1991.
Bust of Nelson, bronze glazed earthenware.
Impressed mark "WOOD & CALDWELL". Height 21.5cm?
Bust of Duke of Wellington, pearlware with overglaze enamel
painted decoration. Impressed "WOOD &
CALDWELL". Height 56cm.
Bust of the Rev John Wesley (1703-1791). Noted as by
WOOD & CALDWELL. Height approximately 30cm.
Figure of Sir Isaac Newton. This example is taken from
the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery website and is described
"1800-1810. Pearlware over-glaze painted
figure. Height 31.5 cm. Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727).
If you know of any Wood & Caldwell figures of famous People that could added to the above list, or if you can add information to any of the above, please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org
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