RARE PAIR OF LARGE AMERICAN COLONIAL PORTRAIT MEDALLIONS OF KING GEORGE III AND QUEEN CHARLOTTE, ATTRIBUTED TO HENRY CHRISTIAN GEYER (AMERICAN 1727-1785).

Est. $800-$1,200
Sold: $2,400 ($2,000)

Geyer, a stone cutter of German descent, was known for his intricately-carved gravestones, which are found throughout New England. He also produced a variety of products in plaster-of-Paris, as advertised in the Boston Newsletter of January 25, 1770: “… that besides carrying on the Stone Cutting Business as usual, he [Geyer] carries on the Art and Manufacture of a Fuser Simulacrorum, or the making of all sorts of Images, viz., Kings and Queens; 2nd. King George & Queen Charlotte; 3rd. King & Queen of Prussia… Likewise a Number of Busts, among which are, Mathew Prior, Homer, Milton, &c. ù also a number of animals such as Parrots, Dogs, Lions, Sheep, with a number of others too many to enumerate… All the above-mentioned Images, Animals, &c. are made of Plaister of Paris of this Country Produced and Manufactured at a reasonable Rate.öEach polychrome painted oval plaque modeled and cast in plaster-of-Paris within a beaded and foliate surround. Height 25 inches, width 19 ½ inches.

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