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Dessert dish: C.5-1995

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Factory: Unidentified Staffordshire factory (Possibly)
Production: Unidentified Yorkshire factory (Possibly)




Cream-coloured, lead-glazed earthenware oval dessert dish, with pierced decoration in the form of flowerheads.

Cream-coloured earthenware, moulded, pierced and lead-glazed. Oval, with deep curved sides, everted at the rim, standing on an oval footring. It has a moulded feathered edge with four shells at the cardinal points and lightly fluted sides, with four areas of piercing in a stylised flowerhead pattern.


History note: Messrs A.F. Allbrook, Essex, from whom purchased in May, 1985 by Sir Ivor Batchelor; Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor

Legal notes

Given by Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor

Measurements and weight

Height: 5.7 cm
Length: 30.3 cm
Width: 25.8 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1995-01-23) by Batchelor, Ivor, Sir and Lady


18th Century, Late
George III
Circa 1780 CE - 1790 CE


The dish was attributed to Leeds Pottery on accession but this is doubtful. See Documentation, Walton.

Components of the work


Materials used in production

cream-coloured Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Cream-coloured earthenware, moulded, pierced and lead-glazed.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.5-1995
Primary reference Number: 75398
Old object number: 133
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 28 June 2016 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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