A portrait bust of Wedgwood black basaltware, representing Admiral de Ruyter

Marked: 'Wedgwood & Bentley' (1768 - 1780)
Model by William Hackwood

Height 40 cm

The only other known Wedgwood black basaltware bust of Admiral de Ruyter is in the Rijksmuseum and on a pedestal from a later date

Provenance: private collection, the Netherlands