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Vase: C.105-2015

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Pottery: Unidentified Staffordshire Pottery




White salt-glazed stoneware vase painted in polychrome enamels with an exotic bird amid flowering plants

White salt-glazed stoneware, thrown, and painted on the exterior in blue, green, turquoise, yellow, pink, and black enamels. The interior has many pale greyish-brown spots and speckles. The bell-shaped body of the vase has an inward curving rim. It is supported on a very short stem with an anulet attached to the conical foot. The exterior is decorated in Chinese famille rose style with an exotic bird and an insect among flowering trees and plants. The inward curving rim has a border of three narrow panels of turquoise and black trellis diaper alternating with three panels enclosing half a pink and yellow flower with six leaves. The foot has a wide border of four lappet-like motifs decorated with formal flowers and foliage .


History note: Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor, St Andrew’s, Fife; Sir Ivor died on 24 April 2005; on loan since 2006; Lady Batchelor, died 2014

Legal notes

Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor Bequest through The Art Fund

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 11.5 cm
Height: 12.2 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, third quarter
Circa 1755 CE - 1765 CE


Enamelling on salt-glazed stoneware was introduced into North Staffordshire about 1750.

School or Style

famille rose

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( blue, green, turquoise, yellow, pink, and black)
Surface composed of salt-glaze
Foot Diameter 7.9 cm

Materials used in production

white Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Stoneware, thrown, salt-glazed, and painted in blue, green, turquoise, yellow, pink, and black enamels

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: 74
  • Location: On underside of goot
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.105-2015
Primary reference Number: 205102
Old object number: 74
Entry form number: 648
Old loan number: AAL.105-2006
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Created: Tuesday 11 August 2015 Updated: Friday 3 March 2023 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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

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