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Plaque of Apollo Musagetes: C.103-1961

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Plaque of Apollo Musagetes

Maker(s)

Wedgwood & Bentley (Factory)

Description

Jasper, pale bluish-grey with darker blue surface and white relief. Oval, the god stands on a projecting base, resting his left elbow on his lyre which stands upright on a tripod stand. There are two holes in the reverse behind the base, and four behind the figure.

Notes

History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

L.C.G. Clarke Bequest, 1960

Measurements and weight

Height: 16.7 cm
Width: 11.7 cm

Relative size of this object

11.7 cm16.7 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Place(s) associated

  • Etruria ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1960) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray

Dating

Late 18th century
George III
Circa 1775 - 1780

Note

This Apollo from a set of Apollo and the Muses is probably the one partly supplied by Flaxman Senior in March 1775: Apollo, Melpomene, Thalia and Terpsichore, Euterpe. This example was made before the death of Bentley in 1780. See Documentation, Reilly, 1995.

School or Style

Neoclassical

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Relief

Materials used in production

Jasper ware

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: WEDGWOOD/& BENTLEY
  • Location: On back
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Factory mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.103-1961
Primary reference Number: 11436
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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