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Tankard: C.1-1994

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Pottery: Unidentified Nottingham pottery




Brown salt-glazed stoneware, thrown, turned, rouletted, incised and painted with dark brown slip. Cylindrical with slightly projecting base, two projecting bands below the handle and one level with its junction with the body at the top, and a row of oval beading round the rim. The ear-shaped handle is reeded and has an upward kick at the bottom. The front is incised with a flowering plant filled in with dark brown slip. Four stilt marks on base.


History note: Messrs A.F. Allbrook, Essex, from whom purchased in October 1973 by Sir Ivor Batchelor; Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor

Legal notes

Given by Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor

Measurements and weight

Height: 18 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Nottingham ⪼ Nottinghamshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1994-04-25) by Batchelor, Ivor, Sir and Lady


18th Century, Mid
George II
George III
Circa 1750 CE - 1775 CE


This mug illustrates the very shiny, almost lustrous brown surface which is typical of Nottingham brown salt-glazed stoneware. Incised and slip-painted decoration is the rarest kind of decoration on Nottingham brown salt-glazed stoneware, and has been found on dated objects ranging from 1747 to 1771.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of slip ( dark brown)
Base Diameter 11.3 cm
Whole Incl Handle Width 14.5 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Brown salt-glazed stoneware, thrown, turned, rouletted, incised and painted with dark-brown slip.

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular

  • Text: 13
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in black
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1-1994
Primary reference Number: 81743
Old object number: 13
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 2 February 2021 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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

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