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Plate: C.58-2015

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Maker(s)

Unidentified Liverpool pottery (Pottery)

Description

Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue with a Chinese man in a fenced garden, with flowering bamboo behind him

Buff earthenwawre, tin-glazed bluish-white, and painted in blue. The circular plate has a sloping rim, shallow curved sides and flat centre. (Archer’s shape M but shallower) The well is decorated with a man seated on a rock and pointing to the viewer’s left with his raised right hand. Behind him there is a tall rock or tree trunk with plants growing from it, and a plant with three flowers projecting from a fence. To the left of the man there is another plant and in the foreground tufts of grass. The scene is surrounded by two narrow concentric circles. On the rim there is a narrow border of lozenge shapes with crosses over them. There are three peg marks on the reverse 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: 17.4 cm
Height: 2.3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Liverpool ⪼ Lancashire ⪼ 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 - 1770 CE

School or Style

Chinoiserie

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour

Materials used in production

bluish-white Tin-glaze buff Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: 60
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.58-2015
Primary reference Number: 201810
Old object number: 60
Entry form number: 648
Old loan number: AAL.58-2006
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 9 June 2015 Updated: Thursday 4 June 2020 Last processed: Thursday 20 January 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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