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Medallion of Mercury: C.107-1961

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Titles

Medallion of Mercury

Maker(s)

Wedgwood, Josiah (Factory)

Description

Jasper, pale greyish-blue with slightly darker blue wash on both sides, and white reliefs. Mercury, with a wing in his hair, in profile to left. The medallion is much thinner than normal.

Notes

History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

L.C.D. Clarke Bequst, 1960

Measurements and weight

Depth: 0.4 cm
Height: 5.4 cm
Width: 4.5 cm

Relative size of this object

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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 1780 - 1795

School or Style

Neoclassical

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Relief

Materials used in production

pale greyish-blue and white Jasper ware

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.107-1961
Primary reference Number: 11440
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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