Bust, George Washington

Description
In the late 1700s Ralph Wood’s factory in Staffordshire produced this relatively affordable bust of Washington primarily for the American market to capitalize on Americans’ regard for their hero.
Location
Currently not on view
place made
United Kingdom: England, Staffordshire
Physical Description
polychrome (overall surface decoration color name)
ceramic, earthenware, refined (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10 1/16 in x 5 15/16 in x 4 1/8 in; 25.55875 cm x 15.08125 cm x 10.4775 cm
ID Number
CE.63.217
catalog number
63.217
accession number
250971
See more items in
Home and Community Life: Ceramics and Glass
American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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