This small, wooden bust of John Wesley on a separate plinth is very finely carved. At the back of the bust is inscribed Wesley's name, as well as birth and death dates, and the sides feature the name 'Wesley' in decorative script. It would have been an expensive item to purchase in the early 1800s.
Later in the century, the demand for commemorative busts of Wesley became so great that it was met through the production of Staffordshire pottery busts. Many of these were modelled in quite a rough way and cheaply decorated.