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A Sacrifice: C.112-2010

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Current Location: In storage


A Sacrifice


Factory: Wedgwood
Modeller: Hackwood, William (Probably)




Pale blue jasper rectangular plaque with applied white reliefs, combining and adapting figures from Sacrifice to Bacchus and Offering to Flora.

Legal notes

Dr Milo Keynes Bequest, 2009

Measurements and weight

Depth: 5 cm
Height: 25.5 cm
Height: 25 cm
Length: 66.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Etruria ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (2009) by Keynes, W. M., Dr.


19th Century, Late#
Circa 1860 - 1900


This plaque was probably made in the late 19th century. The reliefs were first used on two jasper plaques made during the Wedgwood & Bentley period, about 1778. See Documentation, Reilly 1989, I), a Sacrifice to Bacchus which includes all but the two figures on the left, although the woman with a ewer has a different head; and an Offering to Flora, for the standing and seated female figures on the left. The figures were derived from casts taken from casts of classical reliefs belonging to Sir Roger Newdigate of Arbury Hall, near Nuneaton, which Wedgwood acquired in 1777. The earliest plaques were not solid blue jasper but were grey-blue with a slightly darker blue jasper surface, and had a series of holes on the back behind the figures.

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Reliefs composed of jasper ( white)

Materials used in production

pale blue Jasper

Inscription or legends present

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

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.112-2010
Primary reference Number: 177533
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 18 April 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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