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Tankard: C.2-1993

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Current Location: In storage


Production: Leeds Pottery (Probably)




Cream-coloured, lead-glazed earthenware tankard, double interlaced handle with terminals of flowerheads and foliage.

Cream-coloured earthenware with lead glaze. Cylindrical with beaded rim and base and a double interlaced reeded handle with upper and lower terminals comprising a flowerhead with foliage below.


History note: Messrs A.F. Allbrook, Essex, from whom purchased in March, 1987 by Sir Ivor Batchelor; Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor

Legal notes

Given by Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 11.1 cm
Height: 15 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Leeds (Yorks.) ⪼ Yorkshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1993-01-18) by Batchelor, Ivor, Sir and Lady


18th Century, third quarter#
George III
Circa 1780 CE - 1800 CE


Mugs of this type were made at both Swinton and the Leeds Pottery. However, the terminals on the upper and lower ends of the double handle are similar to fragments found on the site of the Leeds Pottery, which began production in 1770.

Components of the work

Including Handle Width 15.4 cm
Handle Terminals

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Techniques used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2-1993
Primary reference Number: 73221
Old object number: 145
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 20 June 2023 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

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

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