Skip to main content

Plate: C.56-2015

An image of Plate

Terms of use

These images are provided for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License (BY-NC-ND). To license a high resolution version, please contact our image library who will discuss fees, terms and waivers.

Download this image

Creative commons explained - what it means, how you can use our's and other people's content.

Alternative views

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Pottery: Unidentified Bristol pottery (Probably)
Pottery: unidentified London pottery (Possibly)

Entities

Categories

Description

Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue with two ladies strolling in a landscape

Buff earthenware, press-moulded, tin-glazed bluish-white and painted and sponged in blue. Circular with a wide sloping rim, shallow curved sides and flat centre, standing on a footrim, (Archer's Shape )The front is decorated with two ladies wearing hats and wide skirts strolling in a landscape with trees and on the right a house and a cottage. Overhead there are schematic clouds and birds. There are three peg marks on the back of the rim.

Notes

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); Lady Batchelor, died 2014

Legal notes

Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor Bequest through The Art Fund

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 22.4 cm
Height: 2.6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Bristol ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England
  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

3rd quarter 18th Century
George III
Circa 1750 CE - 1760 CE

Note

Plates and flower bricks with similar decoration have usually been attributed to Bristol. The style of painting is close to dishes decorated with a couple strolling in landscape with similar tall sponged trees. These have been associated with the name of a presumed decorator, John Bowen, because a dish (destroyed in the fire at the Alexandra Palace in 1873), decorated with a lady and gentleman in a landscape with a tree and cottage, was inscribed ‘ye 1st: Sept. 1761 Bowen.fecit’.’ It is not certain however, that this Bowen was the John Bowen apprenticed at the Lime Kiln lane pottery in 1734, and who, when that closed in 1746, may have moved to the Temple Back Pottery or Redcliff Back Pottery.

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( blue)

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware
Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: 52
  • Location: On back
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.56-2015
Primary reference Number: 201806
Old object number: 52
Entry form number: 648
Old lone number: AAL.56-2006
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Tuesday 9 June 2015 Updated: Monday 25 March 2019 Last processed: Thursday 20 January 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Plate" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/201806 Accessed: 2022-09-30 08:28:37

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url=https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/201806 |title=Plate |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2022-09-30 08:28:37|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/api/v1/objects/object-201806

Bootstrap HTML code for reuse

To use this as a simple code embed, copy this string:

<div class="text-center">
    <figure class="figure">
        <img src="https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/imagestore/aa/aa40/large_C_56_2015_1_201804_kly25_dc2.jpg"
        alt="Plate"
        class="img-fluid" />
        <figcaption class="figure-caption text-info">Plate</figcaption>
    </figure>
</div>
    

Please enter your name as you would like to be addressed
Please enter your email address
The object accession number - this is prefilled
Please enter your query with as much detail as possible

More objects and works of art you might like

Dish/plate

Accession Number: E.278.1900

Small plate

Accession Number: C.183C-1934

Plate

Accession Number: E.P.449

Small plate

Accession Number: C.183B-1934

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...