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Oval dish: C.24-2015

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Pottery: Unidentified Staffordshire Pottery

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Description

Cream earthenware moulded with fruit and nuts and decorated with coloured glazes

Cream earthenware, press-moulded and decorated with blue, manganese-purple and grey oxide colours and green and clear lead-glazes.The oval dish has a scalloped edge, sloping rim and deep curved well with a flat area in the middle. The rim is decorated in relief round the edge with interlacing branches forming elliptical shapes, from which hang twelve bunches of leaves and fruits, four of three kinds, one of which is of pears. The rest of the surface is covered with dotted circles. The front is covered with streaks of blue, green, manganese and dark grey, and the reverse is mottled with grey.

Notes

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

Height: 2.9 cm
Length: 27 cm
Width: 23.2 cm

Relative size of this object

27 cm2.9 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

3rd quarter 18th Century
George II
George III
Circa 1755 CE - 1765 CE

School or Style

Rococo

Components of the work

Decoration composed of oxide colours ( glue, green, manganese-purple, and black)

Materials used in production

cream Earthenware
Lead-glaze

Techniques used in production

Lead-glazing
Press-moulding

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: 121
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.24-2015
Primary reference Number: 201374
Old object number: 121
Entry form number: 648
Old loan number: AAL.24-2014
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 26 May 2015 Updated: Thursday 10 September 2015 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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