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Jug: C.42-2015

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: Unidentified Staffordshire factory (Possibly)
Factory: Unidentified Yorkshire factory (Possibly)




Pearlware, painted underglaze in green, yellow, and brown, with a sheaf of corn and agricultural implements

White earthenware, thrown, with applied handle, painted in green, yellow, and dark brown under blue-tinted glaze. The jug has an ovoid body with a cylindrical neck, sparrow-beak lip, and strap handle of shallow D section. It is decorated on the front with a small barrel-shaped flask beside a sheaf of corn with a rake projecting from it on the right, and a scythe on the left. On the right side there is a plough, and on the left, a harrow. There are two brown bands round the rim and lip, and one just above the base. The handle has a large brown on top next to its junction with the body, and down its back, three arrow heads alternating with dots, with a long stroke below


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

Measurements and weight

Height: 12.3 cm
Width: 12.8 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Late
George III
1790 CE - 1810 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of underglaze colour ( sage green, yellow, and brown)

Materials used in production

blue tinted Lead-glaze
white Earthenware

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular white paper label

  • Text: 142
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.42-2015
Primary reference Number: 201788
Old object number: 142
Entry form number: 648
Old loan number: AAL.42-2006
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 9 June 2015 Updated: Tuesday 15 May 2018 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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