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Teapot: C.36 & A-2015

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Pottery: Unidentified Staffordshire Pottery (Possibly)
Pottery: Unidentified Yorkshire Pottery




Dark cream-coloured earthenware, the body thrown, the handle and spout moulded, painted in red black enamels. The pot has an ovoid body with projecting footring, and crabstock handle and spout; the slightly conical cover has a knob in the form of a flower facing upwards, a ventilation hole, and on the underside a ring which fits inside the body. One side of the pot is decorated with a gentleman holding a gun standing to the viewer's left of a gate with a small tree beside it. A dog with its right front paw raised stands to the left of the man looking up at him, There is a stylized plant on the extreme left, and a cloud and four birds overhead. On the other side there are two buildings flanked by trees, and behind them a windmill on a hill beside a tree, with a cloud and three flying birds overhead. The cover is decorated with one building beside a tree and a bush, with a cloud and four flying birds on the other side of the knob, which is edged in red.


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

Legal notes

Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor Bequest through The Art Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 15 cm
Length: 20.8 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

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


3rd quarter 18th Century
George III
Circa 1770 CE - 1775 CE

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( black and red)

Materials used in production

cream Earthenware

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: C.36 & A-2015
Primary reference Number: 201608
Old object number: 94
Entry form number: 648
Old loan number: AAL.36 & A-2015
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 2 June 2015 Updated: Tuesday 15 May 2018 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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