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Plate: C.81-2015

Object information


Probably Unidentified Liverpool pottery (Pottery)


Tin-glazed earthenware plate painted in polychrome with a bird in a Chinese garden

Buff earthenware, press-moulded, tin-glazed greyish-white, and painted in blue, green, yellow, dark yellow, manganese-purple and a little black. Circular with a wide slightly sloping rim, shallow curved sides and flat centre, standing on a footrim. The front is decorated on the right with flowering plants springing from a purple rock formation and further to the left, a yellow bird perching on a blue fence with a smaller plant beside it. There are three peg marks on the underside of the rim, and a script J in the middle


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: 20.7 cm
Height: 2.3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Bristol ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


3rd quarter 18th Century
George II
George III
Production date: circa AD 1760

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, green, yellow, dark yellow, manganese-purple, and black)

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware greyish-white Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Buff earthenware, press-moulded, tin-glazed greyish-white, and painted in blue, green, yellow, dark yellow, manganese-purple and a little black

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: script J
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in greyish black
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: rectangular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: 113
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.81-2015
Primary reference Number: 201842
Old object number: 113
Entry form number: 648
Old loan number: AAL.81-2006
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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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