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Plate: C.11-2015

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Pottery: Unidentified Staffordshire Pottery




Earthenware plate decorated with underglaze oxides

Cream earthenware, press-moulded, and decorated with greyish-blue, green, yellow, manganese-purple and grey oxide colours under lead-glaze. The plate is circular with alternately small and large arcs round the gadrooned edge. The border is slightly concave and it has sloping sides and a flat centre. The whole of the front is covered with splodges and streaks of the oxides which have run into each other to form a 'tortoiseshell' effect. The reverse is mottled with manganese oxide, and has a thickened glaze scar on one edge, possibly where it has adhered to another piece during firing.


History note: Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor, St Andrew's, Fife; on loan since 2006

Legal notes

Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 24.4 cm
Height: 2.2 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, third quarter
Circa 1750 - 1770


The shape of the plate is similar to plates made in silver and pewter in the third quarter of the 18th century

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of oxide colours ( greyish-blue green, yellow, manganese, and grey)

Materials used in production

cream Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Cream earthenware, press-moulded, painted in greyish-blue green, yellow, manganese, and grey oxide colours, and lead-glazed

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: 22
  • Location: On back
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.11-2015
Primary reference Number: 201359
Old object number: 22
Entry form number: 648
Old loan number: AAL.11-2006
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 26 May 2015 Updated: Thursday 10 September 2015 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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