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Slop basin: C.73-1997

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Uncertain Sewell, Joseph (Production)
Uncertain Sewell & Donkin (Production)


Yellow-glazed earthenware slop basin, bat-printed onglaze in red on both sides with a vignette of a couple taking tea out-of-doors. Red enamel bands round rim and foot.

Slop basin from a tea set. Yellow-glazed earthenware bat-printed and painted in brownish-red enamel. Circular with deep curved sides, standing on a low foot. Decorated on opposing sides with the same print of a couple taking tea out-of-doors. They sit on a settee with a circular tea table in front of them, accompanied by a small dog who sits expectantly on the right. Behind them is a tree, and on the right part of a balustrade and some plants. On the left, a servant stands pouring water from a kettle into a teapot. There is a broad brownish-red band round the foot and rim, and a narrow band on the interior about a third of the way down.

Legal notes

Given by G.H.W. Rylands in memory of his mother, Betha Wolferstan Rylands.

Measurements and weight

Height: 8.7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Newcastle-upon-Tyne ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1997) by Rylands, G.H.W.


Early 19th Century
Circa 1815 CE - 1825 CE


Joseph Sewell or Sewell & Donkin, St Anthony's Pottery

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Components of the work

Rim Diameter 17.5 cm

Materials used in production

Lead-glaze Earthenware

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: St. Anthony's/Pottery, Newcastle/c. 1815 Slop bowl/cracked./19.11NSMP £165
  • Location: No longer present
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in black biro
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.73-1997
Primary reference Number: 75946
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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