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Plaque - Apollo Musagettes

Apollo Musagettes

  • Object:

    Plaque

  • Place of origin:

    Staffordshire (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1780-1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Josiah Wedgwood's factory (manufactured)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    White Jasper ware with black dip and applied white relief decoration

  • Museum number:

    3503-1855

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery, case 13, shelf 7

Physical description

Medallion of white Jasper ware with black dip and white relief decoration. The scene 'Apollo Musagettes' shows Apollo standing between an altar and a column supporting his Lyre. (stringed instrument). A young tree on the far left and a low flaming pillar on the far right complete the composition. The front edge of the roundel is bevelled and polished.

Place of Origin

Staffordshire (made)

Date

ca. 1780-1800 (made)

Artist/maker

Josiah Wedgwood's factory (manufactured)

Materials and Techniques

White Jasper ware with black dip and applied white relief decoration

Dimensions

Diameter: 5.1 cm

Descriptive line

Medallion in white Jasper ware with black dip and white relief decoration, Wedgwood factory, Staffordshire, ca.1780-1800.

Materials

Stoneware; Jasper ware

Subjects depicted

Altar; Lyre; Pillar

Categories

Ceramics; Jasperware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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