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Dish: C.69-2015

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Pottery: Unidentified Bristol pottery (Possibly)




Tin-glazed earthenware dish painted in dull polychrome with a farm in a landscape

Buff earthenware, tin-glazed greyish-blue and painted in greyish-blue, green, yellow, dull pinkish-red, and dark manganese-purple. Circular with a steeply sloping rim, and deep curved sides, standing on a footring. (Archer's Shape E) The front is painted overall with a landscape on the right of which is a tiled farmhouse beside a willow tree and two hay stacks within a fence; in the foreground, a mass of blue, green, and yellow, perhaps representing a pond; further to the left ,a group of buildings beside two low hills; and in the distance two trees on the left, and one close to the house. Six birds fly overhead.


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: 34.2 cm
Height: 5.3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Bristol ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


3rd quarter 18th Century
George III
Circa 1750 - 1775

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware
greyish-blue Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Buff earthenware, tin-glazed blue and painted in greyish-blue, green, yellow, dull pinkish-red, and dark manganese-purple

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: 85
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.69-2015
Primary reference Number: 204576
Old object number: 85
Entry form number: 648
Old loan number: AAL.69-2006
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 14 July 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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