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

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Current Location: In storage


France and Liberty Holding Hands by an Altar


Factory: Wedgwood, Josiah




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.


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


18th Century, Late
George III
Circa 1789 - 1790

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work


Materials used in production

blue Jasper ware

Inscription or legends present

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

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

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: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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