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Plate: C.51-2015

Object information


Probably Temple Back Pottery (Factory)


Tin-glazed earthenware plate with powdered manganese ground, and reserves painted in blue with chinoiserie flowers

Buff earthenware, press-moulded, tin-glazed greyish-white, powdered with manganese and painted in blue. Circular with a sloping rim, curved sides and flat centre, recessed on the underside. The front has a powdered manganese ground with a large central lozenge-shaped reserve with scalloped edges in which is a blue Chinese style flowering plant with an insect on the left. The points of the lozenge are ornamented with a reserved carnation (?). On the rim there are four shaped reserves, each enclosing a blue floral spray. There are two spur marks on the reverse.


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: 22 cm
Height: 3.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Bristol ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


3rd quarter 18th Century
George III
Circa 1755 CE - 1760 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( manganese-purple and blue from cobalt)

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware greyish-white Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Buff earthenware, press-moulded, tin-glazed greyish-white, painted in blue and powdered in manganese-purple

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: 25
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.51-2015
Primary reference Number: 201800
Old object number: 25
Entry form number: 648
Old loan number: AAL.51-2006
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 9 June 2015 Updated: Friday 23 October 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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