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Plate: C.89-2015

Object information


Probably Unidentified Bristol pottery (Pottery)


Tin-glazed earthenware plate painted with plant motifs in blue, green and yellow

Buff earthenware, press-moulded, tin-glazed greyish-white, and painted in blue, green, yellow and dark reddish-brown. The glaze on the reverse is uneven and has pin-holes. Circular with an acutely sloping rim, curved sides and flat base. In the middle there is a multi-petalled flower head in yellow and darker yellow, surrounded by a wreath of blue and brown stylized leaves and green spots, which is repeated on the sloping rim.


History note: Lothian Collection; 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: 22.7 cm
Height: 2.7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Bristol ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


George II
Circa 1730 CE - 1750 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, green, yellow, dark yellow and reddish-brown)

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, and reddish-brown high-temperatre colours

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: part of a rectangular white paper label, torn around the top and right edges

  • Text: Bristo [hand-written]LOTHIAN/Collection [printed] 1720-40 [hand-written]
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Printed in black and hand-written in blue-black biro
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: rectangular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: 127
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.89-2015
Primary reference Number: 201997
Old object number: 127
Entry form number: 648
Old loan number: AAL.89-2006
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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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