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Plate: C.88-2015

Object information

Current Location: In storage




Tin-glazed earthenware plate painted in polychrome with a central floret, and borders

Buff earthenware, tin-glazed greyish-white, and painted in blue, olive-green, dull red, and manganese-purple. Circular with a narrow rim, deep sloping sides, and flat base. In the middle there is a red and manganese-purple flower with six green leaves around it, enclosed by a pair of pale manganese concentric circles with a dark manganese ribbon entwined around it (actually a series of Ss). The rim is encircled by a manganese-purple line running through adjacent blue oval rings. 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: 23.1 cm
Height: 3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Lambeth ⪼ Surrey ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Second quarter of 18th century
George I
George II
Production date: circa AD 1770

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( blue, green, dull red, and manganese-purple)

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware
greyish-white Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Buff earthenware, tin-glazed greyish-white, and painted in blue, green, dull red, and manganese-purple high-temperature (metallic oxide) colours

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: 126
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.88-2015
Primary reference Number: 201998
Old object number: 126
Entry form number: 648
Old loan number: AAL.88-2006
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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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