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Made at Montrose, Angus

Postcard of Bowl.
© National Museums Scotland


This redware sgraffito kitchen bowl was probably made at Dryley's pottery at Montrose. It dates from 1865.

The bowl is decorated with peacocks, flags and a crown. It bears the inscription 'Mrs Alex Mather Arbroath / 1865'.

Several potteries existed in the north-east of Scotland, mainly catering for local markets.

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Online ID: 000-100-046-026-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.1992.17
Date: 1865
Material: Redware, cream slip. Inscription: Mrs Alexr. Mather / Arbroath / 1865
Dimensions: 130 mm H x 410 mm D
Subject: Post-medieval pottery and porcelain (NMAS Classification)
Who: Dryleys Pottery ?, Montrose (Maker)
Mrs Alexander Mather (Owner)
Where: Scotland, Angus, Arbroath
Scotland, Angus, Montrose
Description: Kitchen dairy bowl of sgraffito redware with a cream slip, decorated with peacocks, flags and a crown, inscribed Mrs Alexr. Mather Arbroath 1865, and probably made by Dryleys Pottery, Montrose
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