18th Century Memento Mori

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A great 18th Century Memento Mori for John Bradby Blake, original gilt frame, Bentley & Wedgwood possibly by John Flaxman Jnr.

John Bradby Blake was an English botanist working in China as a resident super cargo for the British East India Co. He sent seeds of local plants to Britain & America for propogation.

November 1745-1773

7.5 cm x 6.5 cm