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Plate: C.29-2015

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: Unidentified Staffordshire factory
Factory: Unidentified Yorkshire factory




Creamware painted in enamels with Flesh coloured Crane’s Bill; the name of the plant inscribed on the reverse

Cream earthenware, moulded, lead-glazed, and painted in green, pale purple, dark reddish-brown, and red enamels. The circular plate has a narrow sloping rim and shallow well. The front is painted with a plant stem with four pale purple flowers and seven green leaves. The rim is encircled by a narrow and a broad dark reddish-brown band. The revers is painted in red with the name of the plane 'Flesh coloured Cranes Bill'


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

Legal notes

Sir Ivory and Lady Batchelor Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 19.8 cm
Height: 17 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed


18th Century, Late
George III
Production date: circa AD 1790

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel

Materials used in production

cream Earthenware

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Flesh coloured Cranes Bill
  • Location: On back
  • Method of creation: Painted in red enamel
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: rectangular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: 7
  • Location: On back
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.29-2015
Primary reference Number: 201551
Old object number: 7
Entry form number: 648
Old loan number: AAL.29-2006
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 2 June 2015 Updated: Friday 11 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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