Wedgwood jasperware commemorative plaque of Sir J. D. Hooker, dated 1897

Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker OM GCSI CB PRS was a British botanist and explorer in the 19th century. He was a founder of geographical botany and Charles Darwin’s closest friend. For twenty years he served as director of the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, succeeding his father, William Jackson Hooker, and was awarded the highest honours of British science.In 1897  he was awarded Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Star of India which this plaque commemorates.

Dimension of the ceramic plaque: 4″ by 3″

Stained beech frame, circa 1910 size overall: 6 ¾” by 5 ½”

Condition: Good

Antique pottery jasper ware English Staffordshire ceramic historical 19th century

 

£185

US$239