Earthenware teapot

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Made at Alloa, Clackmannanshire

Postcard of Earthenware teapot.
© National Museums Scotland

Earthenware teapot

This teapot was made in the late 19th century at W. & J.A. Bailey's pottery at Alloa in Clackmannanshire. In its heyday the pottery at Alloa was said to make 40,000 teapots a week.

The oval teapot has floral decoration and is marked with W. & J.A. Bailey's monogram and crest mark.

Alloa was an important coal mining centre, and a pottery (and eventually a glassworks) were established by the 1790s to take advantage of the abundant fuel and locally available clay. The pottery at Alloa finally closed in 1907.

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Online ID: 000-100-003-520-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEK 1177 B
Date: Late 19th century
Dimensions: 110 mm H x 220 mm L x 105 mm D
110 mm H x 220 mm L x 105 mm D
What: Teapot / part
Teapot / part
Subject: Post-medieval pottery and porcelain (NMAS Classification)
Post-medieval pottery and porcelain (NMAS Classification)
Description: Blue oval teapot, with a crest mark in gilt on the base
Blue oval teapot lid, with a crest mark in gilt and paint
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