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Cup: C.106-2015

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: Unidentified Staffordshire factory




White salt-glazed stoneware decorated with eight panels of allegorical motifs in relief

Off-white stoneware, slip-cast with integral relief decoration, an applied handle, and salt-glaze. The cup is of narrow bell-shape and stands on a circular footrim. The loop handle is reeded and has a kick at the lower end. The sides are decorated with eight vertical panels with allegorical motifs one above the other in each panel. Beginning on the right of the handle: an arabesque with above, a double-headed eagle of the Holy Roman Empire; a tea kettle beside a hearth, and two people seated at a table on which is a giant teapot with a drape above it; two figures on either side of a box or table, a nude figure carrying a globe, and a shield charged with three animals; two figures on either side of a heart, a monster, and a profile head in a medallion; a swimming swan, Cupid riding a lion, and the Fox and the Stork; a plant pot, a unicorn and a putto amidst foliage; fruit piled on a dish, a huntsman holding a staff accompanied by a hound, and a bird perching in a tree; a game bird or peacock, a stag with a coat-of-arms above. There is a plain band below the rim.


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: 7.1 cm
Width: 8.8 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Mid
George II
Circa 1750 CE - 1755 CE


These strange motifs occur on other white salt-glazed stoneware tea and coffee wares, such as sugar bowls and milk jugs. This cup is analogous to C.583-1928, but has the panels in a different order round the sides.

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Surface composed of salt-glaze
Rim Diameter 6.5 cm

Materials used in production

off-white Stoneware

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: 112
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.106-2015
Primary reference Number: 206812
Old object number: 112
Entry form number: 648
Old loan number: AAL.106-2006
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 22 September 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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