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Dessert plate: C.4-1993

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Factory: Unknown




Creamware dessert plate press-moulded with scrolls, basketwork, fruit and leaves.

Cream-coloured earthenware, press-moulded and lead-glazed. Circular with a scalloped edge, gently sloping rim, deep curved sides and flat centre, standing on a slight footring. In the middle there is a circular medallion with a rope edge, enclosing a triangular arrangement of rococo scrolls surrounded by tightly woven basketwork. Outside the medallion there are panels of trellis diaper and stripes surrounded by rococo scrolls, and fruit and leaves in relief. The rim is decorated with basketwork.


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

Legal notes

Given by Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 21.5 cm
Height: 2.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1993-01-18) by Batchelor, Ivor, Sir and Lady


18th Century, Mid#
Circa 1755 CE - 1765 CE


Of similar design to plates made in salt-glazed stoneware in Staffordshire

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Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Press-moulded cream-coloured earthenware with lead-glaze.

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.4-1993
Primary reference Number: 75020
Old object number: 149
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

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

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