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Four Zodiac plaques: C.120A-D-1961

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Four Zodiac plaques


Factory: Wedgwood




Jasper, blue with white reliefs, and slate backs. Diamond-shaped. Each plaque is decorated with a zodiac emblem encircled by a garland of husks with three acanthus leaves above and below: A, a goat for Capricorn; B, a crab for Cancer; C, twins for Gemini; and D, a centaur for Sagittarius.


History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

L.C.G. Clarke Bequest, 1960

Measurements and weight

Height: 2.7 cm
Width: 1.6 cm

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Place(s) associated

  • Etruria ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Late 18th century
George III
Circa 1785 - 1800


According to Robin Reilly and George Savage, the Zodiac signs were supplied by Mrs Mary Landré in 1774, and were modelled by Hackwood. These are reduced-size versions. See Documentation

Josiah Wedgwood I or Wedgwood & Byerley

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Materials used in production

Jasper ware

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.120A-D-1961
Primary reference Number: 11469
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 17 December 2015 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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