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Spoon tray: C.107-2015

Object information


Unidentified Staffordshire factory (Factory)


Off-white stoneware, press-moulded with integral relief decoration, and salt-glazed. Approximately diamond-shaped but with rounded, wavy sides and edges, and a flat base. The flat base of the inside is decorated with a symetrical arrangement of scrolling foliage, with a rope edging around the junction with the sides. Each of the lobes has a scalloped line about half-way up the side. The outside is undecorated.


History note: Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor, St Andrew’s, Fife; Sir Ivor died on 24 April 2005; on loan since 2006 (Syndicate of 30 January)

Legal notes

Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 2.5 cm
Length: 16.6 cm
Width: 10.9 cm

Relative size of this object

16.6 cm2.5 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


Mid 18th Century
George II
George III
Circa 1745 CE - 1765 1765 CE


This form may be the one described as a 'flowerd spoon boat' in the accounts of Thomas and John Wedgwood of the Big House, Burslem

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

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 with integral relief decoration, and salt-glazed

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: 115
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.107-2015
Primary reference Number: 205115
Old object number: 115
Entry form number: 648
Old loan number: AAL.107-2006
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 11 August 2015 Updated: Sunday 21 November 2021 Last processed: Friday 21 January 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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