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Vase: C.98-2015

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Maker(s)

Unidentified Staffordshire factory (Factory)

Description

White salt-glazed stoneware, painted in polychrome enamels with Chinese figures in a garden with rocks, a fence, flowering trees and plants

Off-white stoneware, thrown, salt-glazed, and painted in blue, turquoise, green, yellow, pale salmon-pink, a little red, pale pinkish-purple, and black enamels. Of squat meiping form with a narrow neck. The sides are decorated with a continuous Chinese garden scene. On one side, a lady stands holding a flower beside a fence with a flowering plant on the left. To her right is a rock formation and a tree with a flowering branch which extends over her. Another flowering branch extends to the right over a seated man and a standing woman. Round the neck there are three narrow red horizontal lines.

Notes

History note: Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor, St Andrew’s, Fife; Sir Ivor Batchelor died on 24 April 2005; on loan since 2006 (Syndicate of 30 January); Lady Batchelor died 2014.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Sir and Lady Batchelor through The Art Fund

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 10.7 cm
Height: 14.7 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (2015-04-27) by Batchelor, Ivor, Sir and Lady

Dating

Mid 18th Century
George II
Circa 1755 CE - 1760 1760 CE

Note

Decoration painted overglaze in enamel colours and fired on in a muffle kiln was executed on white salt-glazed stoneware in London in the 1740s, but was not introduced in Staffordshire until about 1750.

School or Style

Rococo Chinoiserie

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of enamels Surface: composed of salt-glaze Foot:

Materials used in production

White stoneware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Off-white stoneware, thrown, salt-glazed, and painted in blue, turquoise, green, yellow, pale salmon-pink, a little red, pale pinkish-purple, and black enamels
Salt-glazing

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.98-2015
Primary reference Number: 146212
Old object number: 32
Old loan number: AAL.98-2006
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 2 February 2021 Last processed: Sunday 21 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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