Soup plate

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made in Glasgow

Postcard of Soup plate.
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Soup plate

This transfer-printed earthenware soup plate was made by R.A. Kidston & Company of the Verreville Pottery in Glasgow. It dates from around 1840 and was exported to South East Asia.

The pattern is called 'SYRIAN'. The outer edge has a striped pattern while the centre shows a branch of foliage.

This plate is one in an extensive collection of Scottish plates found in the bazaars and markets of Java, Sumatra and Borneo, areas for which they were undoubtedly produced.

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Online ID: 000-100-103-899-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEK 623
Date: 1850 - 1900
Around 1840
Material: Earthenware. Inscription: SYRIAN / R A K & C
Dimensions: 320 mm
What: Plate, soup
Subject: Post-medieval pottery and porcelain (NMAS Classification)
Who: R.A. Kidston and Co. Ltd (Maker)
Description: Earthenware soup dish with a slightly out turned plain rim and a branch of foliage in the centre, by R.A. Kidston and Co. Ltd about 1850 - 1900 for export to south-east Asia
  • Calder, J (ed.). The Enterprising Scot. Edinburgh: NMS, 1986, pp 108-112. 
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