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Hand bill of Benjamin Layton, China-man and glass seller, Bath: P.12923-R

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Current Location: In storage


Hand bill of Benjamin Layton, China-man and glass seller, Bath


Printmaker: Unknown




One of the Blathwayt family bills (although unusual in that it is from Bath, rather than based around their London residence)

Legal notes

S. G. Perceval Bequest

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1923) by Perceval, Spencer George


18th Century
Production date: circa AD 1769 : See inscriptions

School or Style


Components of the work

Paper composed of laid paper ( old folds)
Sheet Height 195 mm Width 155 mm

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Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Benjamin Layton, / China-Man and Glass-Seller, / (from LONDON) / At his CHINA, GLASS, and Staffordshire WARE-HOUSE / opposite St. Michael's Church, Walcot-Street, BATH; / SELLS ALL SORTS OF / Foreign and English CHINA; / LIKEWISE / A great Variety of fine Cut GLASSES, / with both Flower'd and Plain ditto. / ALSO A GREAT ASSORTMENT OF / Best Cream-Colour WARE, / Such as Plates and Dishes, &c. / WITH/ Stone and Earthen WARES, / WHOLESALE or RETALE, at the very lowest Prices. / Good STONE PLATES at 2s. per Dozen. / Smaller ditto at 1s. 6d. for Dozen. / And all other GOODS Cheap in Proportion. / N.B. CHINA Rivetted and Rim'd in the neatest Manner. / Also safely Pack'd up.
  • Location: Sheet centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: BATH: Printed for M. Martin, just without West-Gate.
  • Location: Sheet lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Address

Inscription present: Itemised bill

  • Text: Bath ye 14 April 1769 / Bo.t of Benjamin Layton / 14 Stone Chamber-pots 8d 0.8.0 4 Stone hand Basons 10d 0.3.4 4 Tumblers 0.2.0 1.13.4 / Rec;d the contents in full / Benj. Layton
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.12923-R
Primary reference Number: 185744
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Created: Wednesday 26 October 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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