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Jug: C.33-2015

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Unidentified Derbyshire pottery
Unidentified Yorkshire Pottery




Creamware jug with double-twist handle, lead-glazed and painted in polychrome enamels with a rural scene

Dark cream earthenware, thrown and rouletted, with applied handle and terminals, lead-glazed and painted in blue, green, yellow, red, reddish-brown, and black enamels. The basically cylindrical jug has a swelling in the middle and expands slightly towards and rim and the base which have rouletted borders. The double interlaced reeded strap handle has leafy terminals. The front and sides are decorated with a rural scene. On the left a woman holding a rake stands between a tree and fence and a haystack. On the right, a man carrying a basket on a pitchfork balanced over his shoulder, walks towards her. Behind him there is a tree and a wooden fence. Overhead there are three groups of flying birds. The inside of the lip is decorated with a continuous red chain border.


History note: Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor, St Andrew’s, Fife; Sir Ivor died on 24 April 2005; on loan since 2006 (Syndicate of 30 January)

Legal notes

Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor Bequest through The Art Fund

Acquisition and important dates

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


Circa 1770 - 1775

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( blue, green, yellow, red, reddish-brown, and black)

Materials used in production

dark cream Earthenware

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: 47
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.33-2015
Primary reference Number: 201573
Old object number: 47
Entry form number: 648
Old loan number: AAL.33-2006
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 2 June 2015 Updated: Monday 24 February 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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