Silver lustre and enamel pottery bust of Joseph Addison, circa 1820, founder of the Spectator

Joseph Addison (1 May 1672 – 17 June 1719) was an English essayist, poet, playwright and politician. He was the eldest son of The Reverend Lancelot Addison. His name is usually remembered alongside that of his long-standing friend Richard Steele, with whom he founded The Spectator magazine.

Height: 8 ½”

Condition: Break through the neck restored


Antique pottery luster literary poet English ceramic 19th century