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France and Liberty Holding Hands by an Altar: MAR.C.23-1912

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Titles

France and Liberty Holding Hands by an Altar

Maker(s)

Wedgwood, Josiah (Factory)

Description

Jasper, white with dark blue wash on both sides and white reliefs. Circular with lapidary polished edge. France and Liberty joining hands before a statue of Public Credit or Faith holding a sheaf of corn in one hand and a basket of fruit in the other, on a pedestal; below '1789', surrounded by a stylised plant design appearing like a series of contiguous egg shapes.

Notes

History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 5.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Etruria ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley

Dating

Late 18th century
George III
Circa 1789 - 1790 1790

School or Style

Neoclassical

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Relief:

Materials used in production

blue Jasper ware

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: WEDGWOOD
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Mark

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.C.23-1912
Primary reference Number: 11409
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 26 July 2021 Last processed: Sunday 21 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Medallion" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/11409 Accessed: 2021-11-27 23:21:19

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