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Plate: C.85-2015

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Pottery: unidentified London pottery (Probably)
Pottery: Wincanton Pottery (Possibly)




Tin-glazed earthenware plate painted and sponged in manganese with a shepherd boy standing in a landscape

Buff earthenware, press-moulded, tin-glazed greyish-white, and painted and sponged in manganese-purple . Circular with a wide sloping rim, shallow curved sides, and flat centre, standing on a footring. The front is decorated with an elegant shepherd boy standing leaning on a staff in a landscape with an urn on an arch beside a tree on the left, rocks and sponged trees on the right, and a sponged tree and a building with a tower in the distance to right. There are numerous pinholes in the glaze on the back, and three peg marks on the underside of the rim.


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: 22 cm
Height: 2.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England
  • Wincanton ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Mid
George II
Production date: circa AD 1740

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( manganese oxide)

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 and sponged in manganese

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.85-2015
Primary reference Number: 201843
Old object number: 120
Entry form number: 648
Old loan number: AAL.85-2006
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 16 June 2015 Updated: Tuesday 15 May 2018 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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