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Basin: C.91-2015

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Pottery: Unidentified Bristol pottery (Probably)
Pottery: Brislington Pottery (Perhaps)




Tin-glazed earthenware basin painted in blue green and red with flowers and geometrical motifs

Buff earthenware, thrown, tin-glazed greyish-white, and painted in blue, green and red. Circular with a wavy pie-crust rim, and deep curved sides, standing on a footring. The centre medallion on the interior is painted with stylized floral sprigs and insects in three colours enclosed by two blue concentric circles, The sides are decorated with a horizontal band on which are motifs formed by pairs of spirals with V shapes of graduated size above each pair forming triangular motifs with four green pots between their points. The rim has a border of two horizontal blue bands, from which inverted blue Vs alternating with three red strokes radiate outwards to the edge. The exterior is undecorated.


History note: Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor 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: 25.8 cm
Height: 8.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Bristol ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England
  • Brislington ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, second quarter#
George II
Circa 1720 CE - 1730 CE


Smaller bowls of this form made in the early 18th century which are decorated with busts of the Duke of Marlborough, Queen Anne, Prince George of Denmark or George I (see for example C.1692-1928 and C.1663-1928). Others have stylized plant and geometrical decoration. Later examples have rather simple floral and geometrical decoration, and probably date from the 1720s to 1740s.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, green, and red)

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware
greyish-white Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Buff earthenware, thrown, tin-glazed, and painted in blue, green, and red high-temperature colours

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: 131
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.91-2015
Primary reference Number: 201987
Old object number: 131
Entry form number: 648
Old loan number: AAL.91-2006
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 30 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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