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Wall pocket: C.110-2015

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: Unidentified Staffordshire factory




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.


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

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 1755 CE - 1765 CE


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

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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

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
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 11 August 2015 Updated: Thursday 24 September 2015 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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