This realistic ceramic bust of Dwight D. Eisenhower was produced by the famous Wedgwood potters in Staffordshire, England. The vintage monochrome bust was produced in 1970 and has precise gold lettering below the bust reading, “Dwight D. Eisenhower / President of the United States / 1953-1961.” The detailed bust depicts Eisenhower in his 5-star general’s military uniform, as he was best known as a military leader during WWII that later served as President of the U.S.
The Wedgwood factory produces ceramics from England and has been in business since 1759. The founder, Josiah Wedgwood, invented several forms of popular pottery that changed the ceramics business in the Western Hemisphere. One of these inventions was called “black basalt” and the bust of Eisenhower offered here is made in such style. Created to emulate the Etruscan pottery found in archaeological digs, this black basalt ware flaunts a matte black coloring that still showcases exquisite detail. Wedgwood continued making this overwhelmingly popular ceramic style into the 1970s and still produces them today.
Overall near fine condition. The black ceramic bust has no notable chips or scratches. The lettering is bright and legible. In the bottom of the base, the Wedgwood marks “Made in England,” “Wedgwood,” “K” denoting the individual potter, and “70” denoting the year 1970 the work was made.
Dimensions: 8 ½” H x 5 ½” W x 3 ½” D
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