After John Flaxman for Wedgwood, a chess piece (possibly John Voyez), green Jasperware, designed 1783, king, modelled with a cowering child, impressed mark 'Wadgwojd' or Wedgwood, 10.5cm high. Note: see the British Museum, museum number 1890,0512.1 for two other chess pieces, almost certainly from the same set, with identical stamped marks and in the same green jasper colour; Hobson 1903, Catalogue of the collection of English Pottery in the Department of British and Medieval Antiquites and Ethnography of the British Museum (I719). Voyez was a French modeller for Wedgwood. He was sent to prison in the late 18th Century for stealing models and moulds from Wedgwood Provenance: The Raynes Collection

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