Bust, George Washington

Bust, George Washington

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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.
Object Name
place made
United Kingdom: England, Staffordshire
Physical Description
polychrome (overall surface decoration color name)
ceramic, earthenware, refined (overall material)
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
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catalog number
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Cultural and Community Life: Ceramics and Glass
American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith
American Democracy
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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