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Leaf dish: C.77A & B-2015

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Probably Unidentified Liverpool pottery (Pottery)

Description

Tin-glazed earthenware leaf-shaped dish painted in blue with landscapes

Buff earthenware, press-moulded, tin-glazed pale bluish-white and painted in blue. Both dishes are moulded in the shape of a leaf with wavy edges and a short stalk, standing on a shaped footring. The interiors are painted with a lakeside scene in which there is a man in a boat in the foreground, an area with tufts of grass or reeds, three houses flanked by bushes and a single house with a fence to the right of it. Behind each house there is a slender tree resembling a telegraph pole, and overhead are three groups of schematic birds. The edge has a border of slanting lines broken by six groups of four spirals.

Notes

History note: Louis L. Lipski Collection; sold Sotheby's, 1 March 1983, The Louis Lipski Collection of English and Irish Delftware, Part III, lot 553; sold for £528 (including buyer's premium) Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor, St Andrew’s, Fife; on loan since 2006 (Syndicate of 30 January; Lady Batchelor, died 2014

Legal notes

Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor Bequest through The Art Fund

Place(s) associated

  • Liverpool ⪼ Lancashire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

3rd quarter 18th Century
George II
George III
Circa 1750 CE - 1760 CE

Note

Small dishes or trays of this shape were probably used for pickles presented on the table between the larger dishes in the course, or possible for sweetmeats for the dessert

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( blue from cobalt) B Height 2.2 cm Length 13.1 cm Width 9.3 cm
A Height 2.2 cm Length 13.2 cm Width 9.2 cm

Materials used in production

bluish-white Tin-glaze buff Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing Press-moulding

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular with rounded ends, white paper stick-on label

  • Text: L.L.L./Collection/No [in blue] 1360
  • Location: On base of A
  • Method of creation: Printed in blue and hand-written in black
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: rectangular with rounded ends, white paper stick-on label

  • Text: L.L.L./Collection/No [in blue] 1361
  • Location: On base of B
  • Method of creation: Printed in blue and hand-written in black
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: rectangular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: 107A
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: rectangular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: 107B
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.77A & B-2015
Primary reference Number: 201973
Old object number: 107A and 107B
Entry form number: 648
Old loan number: AAL.107A & B-2006
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 30 June 2015 Updated: Monday 25 March 2019 Last processed: Thursday 20 January 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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