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Dish: C.65-2015

Object information


Probably Unidentified Bristol pottery (Pottery)


Tin-glazed earthenware dish painted in polychrome with stylized tulips, buds or fruits and foliage

Buff earthenware, tin-glazed bluish-white and painted in blue, sage-green, yellow and red. Circular with a steeply sloping rim, curved sides and almost flat centre, standing on a footring. (Archer's Shape E) The centre is decorated with a star-shaped motif made up of four tulip stems and four stems with unidentifiable flowers radiating from the centre. The lower edge of the flange has a border of red scallops and blue strokes, with four repeated stylized fruit or bud and leaf motifs. The reverse has two spur marks.


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: 33.1 cm
Height: 5.1 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Bristol ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


3rd quarter 18th Century
George II
George III
Circa 1750 CE - 1770 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( blue, sage-green, yellow and red)

Materials used in production

bluish-white Tin-glaze buff Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Buff earthenware, tin-glazed bluish-white and painted in blue, sage-green, yellow

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: 70
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.65-2015
Primary reference Number: 201838
Old object number: 70
Entry number: 649
Old loan nimber: 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

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