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Pickle dish: C.111-2015

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Unidentified Staffordshire factory (Factory)


Off-white stoneware, press-moulded with integral decoration, and salt-glazed. In the shape of a concave leaf with a scalloped edge and bent stalk handle, standing on three fluted flower-shaped feet. The interior is decorated with a lily plant with one flower on each side and and three buds at the top, superimposed over the slanting veins of the leaf.


History note: Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor, St Andrew’s Fife; Sir Ivor died on 24 April 20015; on loan from Lady Batchelor since 2006 (Syndicate of 30 January); Lady Batchelor died 2014

Legal notes

Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor Bequest through The Art Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 3 cm
Length: 19.3 cm
Width: 13.6 cm

Relative size of this object

19.3 cm3 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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


Third quarter of 18th century
George II
George III
Circa 1750 CE - 1755 1755 CE

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Materials used in production

white Stoneware Salt-glaze

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 97
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.111-2015
Primary reference Number: 206776
Old object number: 97
Entry form number: 648
Old loan number: AAL.111-2006
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Created: Tuesday 8 September 2015 Updated: Monday 25 March 2019 Last processed: Sunday 16 January 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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