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Milk jug: C.2 & A-1998

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Factory: Leeds Pottery (Perhaps)




Creamware, with moulded handle, terminals and knob, mottled in grey under glaze. Pear-shaped body standing on a low foot, with projecting beak-shaped spout, double interlaced reeded loop handle with applied flower and leaf terminals at the upper and lower ends, and circular domed cover with narrow rim, surmounted by a flower knob with two leaves.


History note: Messrs A.F. Allbrook, London, from whom purchased in in December 1974 by Sir Ivor Batchelor; Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor

Legal notes

Given by Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor

Measurements and weight

Height: 13.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Leeds (Yorks.) ⪼ Yorkshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Late
George III
Circa 1770 CE - 1775 CE


Attribution to Leeds uncertain

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of oxide colour ( grey)
Handle, Terminals

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Creamware, with moulded handle, terminals and knob, mottled in grey under glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: donors' catalogue number '30' inscribed in blue biro on white stick-on label, removed on accession

  • Text: 30
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in blue biro
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2 & A-1998
Primary reference Number: 28546
Old object number: 30
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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