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Dish: C.78-2015

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Pottery: Unidentified Bristol pottery (Probably)




Tin-glazed earthenware dish painted in polychrome with plants and trellis pattern

Buff earthenware, tin-glazed greyish-white, and painted in blue, yellowish-green, yellow and red. Circular with a sloping rim, and deep curved sides, standing on a footring. Archer's shape D. The front is decorated with a central medallion surrounded by five rounded wedge-shaped reserves and five small oval reserves outlined in blue, each containing a plant with rhomboidal leaves and a three-petalled flower painted in all the colours. The ground is painted with green and red trellis pattern. The glaze on the reverse has a number of pinholes. It is painted with a 3 in the centre, and on the sides, alternating O and III, all in blue.


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: 29.2 cm
Height: 3.7 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 I
George II
Circa 1720 CE - 1730 CE


Delftware painted with plants with leaves formed by rhomboidal brushstrokes has been found in London and Bristol. The O and III on the reverse are often found on delfware attributed to Bristol.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( blue, yellowish-green, yellow, and red)

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, yellowish-green, yellow, and red high-temperature colours

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: a spot and 3
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: rectangular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: 108
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.78-2015
Primary reference Number: 204574
Old object number: 108
Entry form number: 648
Old loan number: AAL.78-2015
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 14 July 2015 Updated: Tuesday 15 May 2018 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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