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Plate: C.64-2015

Object information

Maker(s)

Possibly Unidentified Bristol pottery (Pottery)

Description

Tin-glazed earthenware platepainted in blue with a squirrel with a large tail and ears

Buff earthenware, press-moulded, tin-glazed bluish-white, and painted in blue. The plate is circular with a narrow sloping rim, shallow curved sides and flat base (Archer's shape H). The middle is decorated with a stylized squirrel feeding on the ground. It has large ears like a rabbit and a bushy tail. To the left of it there are two groups of schematic birds, and below it five short diagonal lines crossed diagonally by five more. On the rim there are groups of four spots alternating with stylized plants extending inwards from the outer edge. There are three spur marks on the convex reverse.

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: 19.6 cm
Height: 3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Bristol ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Second quarter of 18th century
George II
Circa 1725 CE - 1735 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

bluish-white Tin-glaze buff Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Buff earthenware, press-moulded, tin-glazed bluish-white, and painted in blue
Tin-glazing

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: 68
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.64-2015
Primary reference Number: 201837
Old object number: 68
Entry form number: 648
Old loan number: AAL.64-2006
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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

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Plate" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/201837 Accessed: 2022-07-05 08:23:28

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