Plate, made in Kirkcaldy, Fife

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Plate, made in Kirkcaldy, Fife

This earthenware plate was made around the 1870s at David Methven & Sons' pottery at Kirkcaldy in Fife. It was produced for export to the south-east Asia.

The plate's transfer-printed 'Damascus' pattern has a central scene of a horse-drawn, two-wheel chariot approaching a tent by a river.

The town of Kirkcaldy on the north shore of the Firth of Forth was one of the major centres of Scottish pottery production. In the second half of the 19th century it had four separate factories.

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Online ID: 000-100-003-336-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEK 833
Date: Around 1870s
Material: Brown / white transfer printed earthenware. Inscription: DAMASCUS / D M & S / H
Dimensions: 245 mm D (rim)
What: Plate
Subject: Post-medieval pottery and porcelain (NMAS Classification)
Description: Plate of brown / white transfer-printed earthenware, of conventional shape with a centre scene of a horse drawn, two wheel chariot approaching a tent by a river
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