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Tea canister: C.84-2015

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Pottery: Unidentified Bristol pottery




Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue with European figures, floral panels and diaper

Buff earthenware, tin-glazed bluish-white, and painted in blue. Octagonal, with two long and two short incurved sides, four straight narrow canted sides, a flat shoulder and short cylindrical neck. One long side is decorated with a gentleman wearing a hat and full-skirted coat, standing with his right hand on his hip and his left hand resting on a cane. The other has a standing servant wearing a hat and voluminous clothing leaning forward on a staff, and holding the leash of a seated hound. The short sides are each decorated with a vertical flowering branch. The shoulders and canted sides are covered with a trellis diaper pattern with four spots in the middle of each lozenge.


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

Height: 11.4 cm
Length: 9.4 cm
Width: 7.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Bristol ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, third quarter
George III
Circa 1760 - 1770

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( blue from cobalt)
Visible Surfaces composed of tin-glaze ( pale bluish-white)

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: 118
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.84-2015
Primary reference Number: 201841
Old object number: 118
Entry form number: 648
Old loan number: AAL.84-2006
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 16 June 2015 Updated: Tuesday 15 May 2018 Last processed: Friday 16 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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