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Plate: C.44-2015

Object information


Probably Unidentified Bristol pottery (Pottery)


Tin-glazed earthenware dish painted in polychrome with a Chinese garden design

Buff earthenware, tin-glazed and painted in green, blue, yellow and red. Circular with a sloping rim, curved sides and flat centre, standing on a footring. (Archer's Shape E) The well is painted with a Chinese garden with a flowering tree on the right with a fence to the left, and two insects flying overhead, enclosed by two concentric blue circles, and a third a short distance away. On the rim there are three repeats of floral sprays flanking a green and blue rock-like motif, with two narrow blue bands below and one above. There are three peg marks on the underside of the rim


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

Diameter: .4 cm
Height: 4.3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Bristol ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Mid 18th Century
Production date: circa AD 1750

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( blue, green, yellow, and red)

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Buff earthenware, tin-glazed, and painted in blue, green, yellow, and red high-temperature colours; three peg marks on the underside of the rim

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 5
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in green
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: rectangular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: 2
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.44-2015
Primary reference Number: 201791
Old object number: 2
Entry form number: 648
Old loan number: AAL. 44-2006
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 9 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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