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Plate: C.87-2015

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Unidentified Bristol pottery (Pottery)


Tin-glazed earthenware plate painted in blue with a kiln in a landscape

Buff earthenware, moulded, tin-glazed bluish-white and painted in blue. Circular with a steeply sloping rim, curved sides and flat base. The middle is painted with a smoking kiln between two lower buildings. On the left there is a plant and on the right, and to the right and below, a rock, fence and foliage. Two groups of schematic birds fly overhead. There are three peg marks on the reverse of the rim.


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

Legal notes

Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor Bequest through The Art Fund

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 22.4 cm
Height: 3.7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Bristol ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Second quarter of 18th century
George II
Production date: circa AD 1740

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( blue from cobalt)

Materials used in production

bluish-white Tin-glaze buff Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Buff earthenware, press-moulded, tin-glazed bluish-white and painted in blue high temperature colour

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: 124
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: rectangular white paper stick-on label now beige

  • Text: c. 1760 [hand-written] LOTHIAN/Collection [printed in black]
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in blue, and printed in black
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.87-2015
Primary reference Number: 204565
Old object number: 124
Entry form number: 648
Old loan num,ber: AAL.87-2006
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 7 July 2015 Updated: Tuesday 15 May 2018 Last processed: Saturday 15 January 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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