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Tile: C.71-2015

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Pottery: Unidentified Bristol pottery




Buff earthenware, tin-glazed greyish-white on the front and painted and sponged in manganese-purple; reverse unglazed. Square. Circular medallion framed by two concentric circles enclosing a tall lady wearing hat and wide skirt facing to the right towards a sponged tree and a house. On the left there is a larger sponged tree, and in the distance two smaller trees, and overhead clouds and four birds. In each of the four corners there is a stylized flower head.


History note: Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor, St Andrew’s, Fife; Sir Ivor Batchelor died on 24 April 2005; on loan 2006-15

Legal notes

Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor Bequest

Measurements and weight

Depth: 0.8 cm
Height: 13.2 cm
Width: 13.3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Bristol ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, third quarter
George II
George III
Circa 1750 CE - 1770 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Front composed of tin-glaze ( greyish-white)
Decoration composed of manganese oxide

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 1522.
  • Location: On back
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink or paint
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: Centre/Right
  • Location: On back
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in pencil
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: rectangular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: 90A
  • Location: On back
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.71-2015
Primary reference Number: 204641
Old object number: 90A
Entry form number: 648
Old loan number: AAL.71-2006
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 21 July 2015 Updated: Tuesday 3 May 2016 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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