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Plaque

  • Place of origin:

    Staffordshire (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1775-1780 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Josiah Wedgwood's factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Blue Jasper, with applied moulded reliefs in white, and with gilt-metal frames

  • Credit Line:

    The Jodrell Collection

  • Museum number:

    487-1890

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery, case 13, shelf 8 []

Physical description

Set of nine medallions of the muses. Of blue Jasper with applied moulded reliefs in white, mounted in gilt metal. All but the final one in the set (487H-1890) impressed in uppercase letters with the name of the muse depicted: Terpsichore (Choral Dance and Song); Mepomene (Tragedy); Clio (History), Erato (Erotic Poetry and Mimic Imitation); Thalia (Comedy); Poyhymnia (probably meant for Calliope, Muse of Epic Poetry); Euterpe (Lyric Poetry); Urania (Astronomy); and Polyhmnia (Sublime Hymn).

Place of Origin

Staffordshire (made)

Date

ca. 1775-1780 (made)

Artist/maker

Josiah Wedgwood's factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Blue Jasper, with applied moulded reliefs in white, and with gilt-metal frames

Marks and inscriptions

Wedgwood and Bentley
impressed

Dimensions

Height: 8.4 cm, Width: 6.8 cm

Object history note

The Collection was the bequest of Mrs. Amelia Vertue Jodrell, who asked in her will for the credit line to read 'The Jodrell Collection'.

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jasper ware, oval, Urania the Muse of Astronomy, in white on a blue ground, English, 18th century
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jasper ware, oval, Urania the Muse of Astronomy, in white on a blue ground, English, 18th century

Materials

Jasper

Categories

Ceramics

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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