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Dish: C.57-2015

Object information

Maker(s)

Probably Unidentified Liverpool pottery (Pottery)
Possibly Unidentified Bristol pottery (Pottery)

Description

Tin-glazed earthenware dish painted in polychrome with peonies, flowering branches and rocks

Buff earthenware tin-glazed greyish-white and painted in blue, green, yellow, red, and pale manganese-purple in Oriental style. Circular with a wide sloping rim, curved sides and almost flat centre, standing on a footring. Archer's Shape K. In the centre there is a pale purple rock, with peonies and bamboo growing behind it. On the rim there are four similar sprays of peonies and foliage. The reverse is painted in the middle with a blue leaf outline, and on the sides with three 'herbal sprigs'. There are two peg marks on the rim, and a defect in the glaze where there would have been another.

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)

Legal notes

Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor Bequest through The Art Fund

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 35.2 cm
Height: 4.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Liverpool ⪼ Lancashire ⪼ England
  • Bristol ⪼ Somerset ⪼ 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
Production date: circa AD 1760

School or Style

Chinoiserie

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware greyish-white Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Buff earthenware, press-moulded, tin-glazed greyish-white and painted in blue, green, yellow, red, and pale manganese-purple high-temperature colours

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: 53
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.57-2015
Primary reference Number: 201808
Old object number: 53
Entry form number: 648
Old loan number: AAL.57-2006
Stable URI

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

Citation for print

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