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Bowl: C.3 & A-1998

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Leeds Pottery (Probably)




Oval bowl and cover (perhaps for pot pourri). Pale cream-coloured earthenware, moulded, the pierced cover with an applied moulded flower knob, covered with translucent lead glaze. The bowl is oval with deep sides moulded with six very shallow lobes or panels, and stands on a footring. The cover has a twelve-sided wavy edge, and its slightly domed centre is pierced with six groups of leaves and three dots. In the centre there is a large flower on a stem with three leaves.


History note: Messrs A.F. Allbrook, Essex, from whom purchased in April 1987 by Sir Ivor Batchelor; Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor

Legal notes

Given by Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor

Measurements and weight

Height: 8.8 cm
Length: 10.8 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
George III
Production date: circa AD 1775 : date uncertain, it has been suggested that it might be of more recent manufacture


Probably Leeds, Yorkshire

The fact that this bowl is pierced does not necessarily suggest pot-pourri, as butter bowls were also pierced.

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Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Moulding : Cream-coloured earthenware, moulded, the pierced cover with an applied moulded flower knob, covered with translucent lead-glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: white paper stick-on label, removed on accession

  • Text: 146
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black biro
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3 & A-1998
Primary reference Number: 28548
Old object number: 146
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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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