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Plaque of Apollo Musagetes: C.103-1961

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Current Location: In storage


Plaque of Apollo Musagetes


Factory: Wedgwood & Bentley




Jasper, pale bluish-grey with darker blue surface and white relief. Oval, the god stands on a projecting base, resting his left elbow on his lyre which stands upright on a tripod stand. There are two holes in the reverse behind the base, and four behind the figure.


History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

L.C.G. Clarke Bequest, 1960

Measurements and weight

Height: 16.7 cm
Width: 11.7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Etruria ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Late
George III
Circa 1775 - 1780


This Apollo from a set of Apollo and the Muses is probably the one partly supplied by Flaxman Senior in March 1775: Apollo, Melpomene, Thalia and Terpsichore, Euterpe. This example was made before the death of Bentley in 1780. See Documentation, Reilly, 1995.

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Materials used in production

Jasper ware

Inscription or legends present

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

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.103-1961
Primary reference Number: 11436
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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