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Plate: C.90-2015

Object information


Possibly unidentified London pottery (Pottery)
Probably Unidentified Bristol pottery (Pottery)


Ttin-glazed earthenware plate painted in blue and sponged in manganese-purple with a swan swimming in a pond between a tree and a ruined column

Buff earthenware, press-moulded, tin-glazed bluish-white (rather speckly and bumpy on the reverse), painted in pale watery blue and sponged in manganese-purple. Circular with sharply sloping rim, curved sides and flat base (Archer's shape K). The front is decorated with a painted swan on a pond to the left of which is a tree with sponged manganese foliage, and to the right, a column outlined in blue with sponged manganese foliage sprouting from the top and base. There are three peg marks on the reverse.


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: 3.4 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Bristol ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England
  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Second quarter of 18th century
George II
Production date: circa AD 1750

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue and manganese-purple)

Materials used in production

bluish-white Tin-glaze buff Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Buff earthenware, press-moulded, tin-glazed bluish-white, painted in blue and manganese-purple and sponged in manganese-purple

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: 128
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.90-2015
Primary reference Number: 201992
Old object number: 128
Entry form number: 648
Old loan number: AAL.90-2006
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 30 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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