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Dish: C.117-2015

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: Unidentified Staffordshire factory




White salt-glazed stoneware dish decorated with fruit, foliage and panels of trellis pattern

Off-white stoneware, press-moulded, and salt-glazed. The dish is oval with with eight lobes round the edge of the rim, and a shallow well. The central areas is decorated with trellis diaper pattern. This is surrounded by a raised contour line around eight small sprays of fruit and leaves pointing inwards from eight points on the edge. The eight lobes are decorated with elliptical panels of trellis pattern.


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

Legal notes

Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 1.7 cm
Length: 22.8 cm
Width: 20.5 cm

Relative size of this object

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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 1755 CE - 1770 CE


The decoration suggests that this dish may have been used for fruit or nuts forming a simple dessert after the one or two course dinners consumed every day by middle class families in the mid 18th century.

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Surface composed of salt-glaze

Materials used in production

off-white Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Off-white stoneware, press-moulded and salt-glazed

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.117-2015
Primary reference Number: 206810
Old object number: 144
Entry form number: 648
Old loan number: AAL.117-2015
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 22 September 2015 Updated: Thursday 24 September 2015 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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