Mug of Wemyss ware

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Made at Robert Heron's Fife Pottery

Postcard of Mug of Wemyss ware.
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Mug of Wemyss ware

This Wemyss ware mug was made in 1907 at Robert Heron & Sons' pottery at Kirkcaldy in Fife.

The mug is decorated with a religious text and hand-painted motifs influenced by Earlshall Castle in Fife.

Earlshall Castle was the home of R W R Mackenzie, a successful merchant. He held fairs in aid of local charities at the castle, and the Fife Pottery produced a series of Wemyss designs for sale at these fairs.

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Online ID: 000-100-103-124-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.1994.166
Date: 1907
Material: Earthenware; paint, glaze. Inscription: Mans chief and highest end must be / Gods glory to promote and see / To glorify him and possess / In him eternal blessedness; Sanct Serfs / Anno 1907
Dimensions: 138 mm H x 117 mm D
What: Mug
Subject: Post-medieval pottery and porcelain
Who: Professor Peter H. Davis (Collector and owner)
Robert Heron and Son, Fife Pottery, Kirkcaldy (Maker)
Where: Scotland, Fife, Kirkcaldy
Description: Wemyss ware mug of thrown earthenware with script motto, hand-painted with Earlshall influenced motifs and partly sponge decorated, by Robert Heron and Son, Fife Pottery, Kirkcaldy, 1907
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