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Oval dish: C.24-2015

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Pottery: Unidentified Staffordshire Pottery




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.


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

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, third quarter
George II
George III
Circa 1755 CE - 1765 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

cream Earthenware

Techniques used in production


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: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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