Octagonal blue jasper plaque with white relief figure of Zephyr with garland,
Josiah Wedgwood made these medallions in a range of sizes. According to his printed sale catalogue of 1779, the ones of this size were especially suitable 'for inlaying in fine Cabinets, Writing-Tables, Bookcases [etc] of which they form the most beautiful enrichment at moderate Expence.' They were also mounted on wooden and ivory tea canisters, on small boxes for snuff, patches, toothpicks and cards, and were incorporated into cut-steel brooches, bracelets and other jewellery.



About 1820