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Dessert dish: C.22-2015

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Current Location: In storage


Pottery: Unidentified Staffordshire Pottery




Earthenware dessert dish moulded with fruit, nuts, rococo scrolls and diaper, and decorated with coloured glazes

Dark cream earthenware, press-moulded with integral relief decoration, pierced, and decorated with green, yellow and manganese-brown coloured glazes. The green glaze does not cover the whole of the area inside the footring, but shows the dark cream body. The circular dish has a pierced basket-work border, curved sides, and flat central area. The front is decorated with a central medallion with a yellow rope edging and wickerwork ground enclosing three paired scrolls within a roughly triangular frame of scrolls all in green. On the sides there are three scroll-edged compartments, each enclosing four different fruits and nuts on twigs with leaves suspended from the basket-work border. The space beween the fruits and the central medallion is filled with panels of trellis diaper alternating with panels of striations.


History note: Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor, St Andrew’s, Fife; Sir Ivor Batchelor died on 24 April 2005; on loan since 2006; Lady Batchelor, died 2014

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Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor Bequest through The Art Fund

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 28 cm
Height: 3.2 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


Dishes of this design were made in dark creamware decorated with coloured glazes and in white salt-glazed stoneware, see C.5-1993.

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Materials used in production

green, yellow and manganese oxide Lead-glaze

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.22-2015
Primary reference Number: 201538
Old object number: 103
Entry form number: 648
Old loan number: AAL.22-2015
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Created: Tuesday 2 June 2015 Updated: Thursday 20 January 2022 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

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

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