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Plate: C.63-2015

Object information


Unidentified Liverpool pottery (Pottery)


Tin-glazed earthenware plate painted in blue with a mill-house in a landscape and a bridge in a landscape

Pale buff earthenware, press-moulded, tin-glazed pale greyish-white, and painted in blue. Circular, with a narrow rim, shallow sides and flat centre, standing on a footrim. (Archer's Shape ) The central area of the plate is decorated with a bridge, a mill house with a tree to the left, a smaller tree and hillocks with tufts of grass to the right, and in the distance to left, a small house and a fence. A flock of six birds is flying overhead to right of centre. There are three peg marks on the back of the rim, and a large 'A' on the base.


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 the Art Fund

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 20 cm
Height: 1.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Liverpool ⪼ Lancashire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


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

Components of the work


Materials used in production

blue from cobalt High-temperature colour pale buff Earthenware pale greyish-white Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing Press-moulding

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: A
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: rectangular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: 67
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.63-2015
Primary reference Number: 201836
Old object number: 67
Entry form number: 648
Old loan number: AAL.63-2006
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 16 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

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