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

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Titles

Four Zodiac plaques

Maker(s)

Factory: Wedgwood

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Description

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.

Notes

History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

L.C.G. Clarke Bequest, 1960

Measurements and weight

Height: 2.7 cm
Width: 1.6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Etruria ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

18th Century, Late
George III
Circa 1785 - 1800

Note

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

School or Style

Neoclassical

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Reliefs

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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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 17 December 2015 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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