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Pickle dish: C.3-1996

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Unidentified Staffordshire factory (Factory)


Pale cream earthenware leaf-shaped dish, decorated with clear and green lead-glazes.

Pale cream earthenware, moulded and decorated with clear and green lead-glazes. The dish is in the form of a concave, serrated-edged leaf, whose stalk curves back to the left to form a handle, supported on three small coiled clay feet, perhaps intended for snail shells. The interior is decorated in relief with vine branches and bunches of grapes, picked out in green glaze, and the edge of the dish and handle are also green.


History note: Messrs A.F. Allbrook, Essex, from whom purchased in November, 1988 by Sir Ivor Batchelor; Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor

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Given by Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor

Measurements and weight

Height: 2.2 cm
Length: 11.5 cm
Width: 9.5 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1996-01-22) by Batchelor, Ivor, Sir and Lady


Third quarter of 18th century
George III
Circa 1765 CE - 1770 CE

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Materials used in production

Lead-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Pale cream earthenware, moulded and decorated with clear and green lead-glazes.

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3-1996
Primary reference Number: 74496
Old object number: 153
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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