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made in Glasgow

Postcard of Bowl.
© National Museums Scotland


This earthenware bowl was made by the Britannia Pottery Company Ltd of Glasgow. It dates from the 1920s or 1930s. The bowl centre has been transfer-printed with a pattern called, 'Rural England'.

The flat octagonal-shaped edge is covered with a band of large transfer-printed flowers. The base has a maker's mark of Britannia surrounded by 'Britannia Pottery Coy Ltd' and the pattern name, 'Rural England'.

The Glasgow potteries produced a wide range of wares, from high quality porcelain to the ubiquitous transfer printed earthenware. Many of them exported to all parts of the world.

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Online ID: 000-100-103-877-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEK 521
Date: 1920 - 1939
1920s or 1930s
Material: Red transfer printed earthenware. Inscription: RURAL ENGLAND; BRITTANIA POTTERY COY LTD / GLASGOW; MADE IN / GT BRITAIN
Dimensions: 75 mm H x 110 mm D (base) x 250 mm D (rim)
Subject: Post-medieval pottery and porcelain (NMAS Classification)
Who: Brittania Pottery Co. Ltd, Glasgow (Maker)
Where: Scotland, Lanarkshire, Glasgow
Description: Red transfer-printed earthenware bowl, decorated on the bottom and stamped on the base, made by Brittania Pottery Co. Ltd of Glasgow, 1920s or 1930s
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