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One of Four Zodiac Plaques: C.120D-1961

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Titles

One of Four Zodiac Plaques

Maker(s)

Wedgwood (Factory)

Description

Jasper, blue with white reliefs, and slate back. Diamond-shaped. Each plaque is decorated with a zodiac emblem of a centaur for Sagittarius, encircled by a garland of husks with three acanthus leaves above and below

Legal notes

L.C.G. Clarke Bequest, 1960

Measurements and weight

Height: 2.7 cm
Width: 1.6 cm

Relative size of this object

1.6 cm2.7 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Etruria ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

School or Style

Neoclassical

Components of the work

Front composed of jasper ware ( blue and white) Back composed of slate Reliefs

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.120D-1961
Primary reference Number: 71561
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 19 September 2012 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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