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Bowl: C.125-2015

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Worcester Porcelain Factory (Factory)


Soft-paste porcelain bowl, transfer-printed underglaze in blue with flowers

Soft-paste porcelain (steatitic) thrown, transfer-printed underglaze in blue. The bowl has deep curved sides and stands on a footring of triangular section. The exterior is decorated on one side with a floral arrangement known as ' The Three Flowers'. To the right of it there are two small floral sprays, and to the left, a butterfly and a spray of fern. Between them is a spray of leaves with two flowers, and a smaller butterfly to the left of it. Inside there is a central floral spray, and two horizontal bands below the rim.


History note: Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor, St Andrew’s, Fife; on loan since 2006

Legal notes

Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 16.5 cm
Height: 7.6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Late 18th century
George II
Circa 1770 CE - 1780 CE


This was a popular floral pattern, and variants are found on Caughley and Lowestoft porcelain

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of ceramic printing colour ( blue from cobalt) glaze

Materials used in production

presumed steatitic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Soft-paste porcelain, thrown, transfer-printed underglaze in blue
Firing (heating) Glaze

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: open crescent
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted underglaze in blue
  • Type: Factory mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.125-2015
Primary reference Number: 205101
Entry form number: 648
Old loan number: AAL.125-2006
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 11 August 2015 Updated: Thursday 24 September 2015 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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