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Dish: C.80-2015

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Pottery: Redcliff Back Pottery (Possibly)
Proprietor of pottery: Frank, Richard




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

Buff earthenware, tin-glazed greyish-white, and painted in blue, olive-green, yellow, and red. Circular with steeply sloping rim, and curved sides, standing on a footring. (Archer's Shape E). The well is decorated with a plant with three large red and yellow flowers separated by foliage springing from a bulb. The rim has a wavy red line and blue strokes on its lower edge, and four compartments of red trellis with blue spots between yellow stripes, alternating with larger panels containing a stylized plant. The glaze on the reverse has crawled round the circumference.


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: 33.6 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


1760 - 1770

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware
greyish-white Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Buff earthenware, tin-glazed greyish-white, and painted in blue, olive-green, yellow and red; there is a flaw in the glaze to the left of the central flower, and on the reverse, the glaze has crawled in several areas close to the edge

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: 111
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.80-2015
Primary reference Number: 204577
Old object number: 111
Entry form number: 648
Old loan numb er: AAL.111-2006
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 14 July 2015 Updated: Tuesday 15 May 2018 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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