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Wall pocket: C.110-2015

Object information

Maker(s)

Unidentified Staffordshire factory (Factory)

Description

White salt-glazed stoneware cornucopia-shaped wall pocket painted in polychrome enamels

White stoneware, press-moulded, salt-glazed, and painted in turquoise-blue, green, yellow, and dark pink enamels. The front of the wall pocket is moulded in the form of half a cornucopia with a wavy top edge, which has an applied flat back with two suspension holes at the top. Its lower part is decorated in relief with foliage, and the upper part with a plant in a pot against a diaper pattern. The foliage and the edges are green, and the flowers of the pot plant are variously coloured in combinations of the other enamels.

Notes

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

Height: 22.6 cm
Width: 18 cm

Relative size of this object

18 cm22.6 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

3rd quarter 18th Century
George II
George III
Circa 1755 CE - 1765 CE

Note

Cornucopia-shaped wall pockets for flowers were made in several different designs, and were also known as 'flower horns'.

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( turquoise-blue, green, yellow, and dark pink) Surface composed of salt-glaze Whoke Depth 7.7 cm
Front

Materials used in production

white Stoneware

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: 89
  • Location: On back
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.110-2015
Primary reference Number: 205106
Old object number: 89
Entry form number: 648
Old loan number: AAL.110-2006
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Tuesday 11 August 2015 Updated: Thursday 24 September 2015 Last processed: Tuesday 22 February 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Wall pocket" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/205106 Accessed: 2022-06-29 22:52:07

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