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Shell-shaped dish: C.118-2015

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: Unidentified Staffordshire factory (Probably)
Factory: Unidentified Yorkshire factory (Possibly)




White stoneware, press-moulded in the form of a cockle or scallop shell and salt-glazed


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

Legal notes

Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 2.1 cm
Length: 8 cm
Width: 7.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


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


This dish may have been used for butter, as silver scallop-shell dishes were, or could have been used for a small amount of pickle, or a sweetmeat.

School or Style


Components of the work

Surface composed of salt-glaze

Materials used in production

white Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : White stoneware, press-moulded, and salt-glazed

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: 156
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.118-2015
Primary reference Number: 205107
Old object number: 156
Entry form number: 648
Old loan number: AAL.118-2006
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 11 August 2015 Updated: Thursday 24 September 2015 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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