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Four Plaques: C.124A-D-1961

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Titles

Four Plaques

Maker(s)

Factory: Wedgwood

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Description

Jasper, white with pale blue wash on both sides, and white reliefs; Almond-shaped with lapidary polished edges. B is slightly concave underneath. Each plaque is decorated with a classical figure: A has a relief of a standing woman holding up a drape in her right arm and having a snake in her right (Priestess with Serpent or Hygia ?); B, a standing woman, probably Cleopatra, holding up a snake to her breast with her arm and small plant in front of her feet; C, a standing man with left hand on waist where there is a mask, and holding a staff in his right hand; D, a dancing woman facing to left, holding up a ball in her left hand.

Notes

History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

L.C.G. Clarke Bequest, 1960

Measurements and weight

Height: 3.0 cm
Width: 1.4 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 II
Circa 1785 - 1800

Note

Josiah Wedgwood I or Wedgwood & Byerley

Probably for a piece of jewellery.

School or Style

Neoclassical

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Reliefs

Materials used in production

Jasper ware

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: WEDGWOOD
  • Location: On the back of A,C, and D
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Factory mark

Inscription present: WEDGWOOD' with an 'H' below

  • Text: WEDGWOOD/H
  • Location: On the back of B
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.124A-D-1961
Primary reference Number: 11474
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 17 December 2015 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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