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Vase: C.98-2015

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Factory: Unidentified Staffordshire factory




White salt-glazed stoneware, painted in polychrome enamels with Chinese figures in a garden with rocks, a fence, flowering trees and plants

Off-white stoneware, thrown, salt-glazed, and painted in blue, turquoise, green, yellow, pale salmon-pink, a little red, pale pinkish-purple, and black enamels. Of squat meiping form with a narrow neck. The sides are decorated with a continuous Chinese garden scene. On one side, a lady stands holding a flower beside a fence with a flowering plant on the left. To her right is a rock formation and a tree with a flowering branch which extends over her. Another flowering branch extends to the right over a seated man and a standing woman. Round the neck there are three narrow red horizontal lines.


History note: Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor, St Andrew’s, Fife; Sir Ivor Batchelor died on 24 April 2005; on loan since 2006 (Syndicate of 30 January); Lady Batchelor died 2014.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Sir and Lady Batchelor through The Art Fund

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 10.7 cm
Height: 14.7 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (2015-04-27) by Batchelor, Ivor, Sir and Lady


18th Century, Mid
George II
Circa 1755 CE - 1760 CE


Decoration painted overglaze in enamel colours and fired on in a muffle kiln was executed on white salt-glazed stoneware in London in the 1740s, but was not introduced in Staffordshire until about 1750.

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels
Surface composed of salt-glaze

Materials used in production

White stoneware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Off-white stoneware, thrown, salt-glazed, and painted in blue, turquoise, green, yellow, pale salmon-pink, a little red, pale pinkish-purple, and black enamels

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.98-2015
Primary reference Number: 146212
Old object number: 32
Old loan number: AAL.98-2006
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 2 February 2021 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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

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