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Shell Dish or Tray: C.59-2015

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Shell Dish or Tray


Pottery: Unidentified Liverpool pottery (Probably)




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


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

Place(s) associated

  • Liverpool ⪼ Lancashire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, third quarter
George II
George III
Circa 1750 CE - 1760 CE

School or Style


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

Techniques used in production


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
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 9 June 2015 Updated: Tuesday 15 May 2018 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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