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Shell Dish or Tray: C.59-2015

Object information

Titles

Shell Dish or Tray

Maker(s)

Probably Unidentified Liverpool pottery (Pottery)

Description

Buff earthenware, press-moulded, tin-glazed bluish-white, and painted in blue. In the shape of a scallop or shallow cockle shell supported on three applied small conical feet. The inside is decorated in Chinese style with two figures crossing a bridge over a stream with a tree and rocks on the right of it. On the back there is a small smudge of blue

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

Measurements and weight

Height: 2.3 cm
Length: 9.4 cm
Width: 8.3 cm

Relative size of this object

9.4 cm2.3 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

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 II
George III
Circa 1750 CE - 1760 CE

School or Style

Chinoiserie Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( in blue from cobalt oxide)

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: 61
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.59-2015
Primary reference Number: 201812
Old object number: 61
Entry form number: 648
Old loan number: AAL.59-2015
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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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Shell Dish or Tray" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/201812 Accessed: 2022-07-05 10:07:05

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