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Plate: C.83-2015

Object information


Lambeth High Street Pottery (Pottery)
Griffith, William (Proprietor of pottery)


Tin-glazed earthenware plate with a powdered blue border, and centre painted polychrome with Chinese flowers

Buff earthenware, press-moulded, tin-glazed greyish-white, and decorated with a powder-blue ground, and painting in blue, green, yellow and red. Circular with a scalloped and fluted rim, shallow curved sides and flat centre standing on a footrim. The rim is powdered in blue except for four reserved flowers and stems of foliage and flowers scratched through the ground. The central area is painted in polychrome with bamboo, a flowering tree, a large flower, leaves, and an insect. There are three small 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: 23 cm
Height: 2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ 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 1750

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, green, yellow, red) cobalt 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 decorated with powder blue, sgraffito, and painting in blue, green, yellow and red

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: 116
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.83-2015
Primary reference Number: 201844
Old object number: 116
Entry form number: 648
Old loan number: AAL.83-2006
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 16 June 2015 Updated: Friday 23 October 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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