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Dish: C.1-1998

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Pottery: Unidentified Bristol pottery (Probably)




Tin-glazed earthenware dish, painted in blue, green and red with the 'Mimosa' pattern.

Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue, green, and red. Circular with sloping rim, shallow curved sides and flat central area, standing on a footring. Decorated with the 'mimosa' pattern with red balls and blue and green feathery leaves: a central medallion of 'mimosa' surrounded by two narrow blue concentric circles, and an alternately red and white band outlined in blue; a broad band of `mimosa' flanked by pairs of narrow blue concentric circles; an alternately red and white band outlined in blue; a broad band of `mimosa' on the sides and rim, with two narrow concentric blue bands and a red band on the edge. On the reverse, in blue, a central stroke, and on the back of the rim and sides, four crosses alternating with four paired strokes. Three spur marks on the back.


History note: Messrs A.F. Allbrook, London, from whom purchased in November 1973 by Sir Ivor Batchelor; Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor

Legal notes

Given by Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 33.5 cm
Height: 4.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Bristol ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1998-01-19) by Batchelor, Ivor, Sir and Lady


18th century
George II
Circa 1734 CE - 1745 CE


Archer, 1997, shape E

Probably made at Bristol

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, green and red)

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Moulding : Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue, green and red.

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: donor's catalogue number, removed on accession

  • Text: 15
  • Method of creation: Written in blue biro
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1-1998
Primary reference Number: 28543
Old object number: 15
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 13 June 2018 Last processed: Saturday 15 January 2022

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

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