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made in Glasgow

Postcard of Dish.
© National Museums Scotland


This earthenware dish was made by John Thomson & Sons of Annfield Pottery in Glasgow's Gallowgate. It dates from the late 19th century.

The pattern is called 'CHANTILLY'. The centre is decorated with a transfer-printed oriental-style tree with leaves and flowers, surrounded by a band of orange lustre. The edges are decorated with a Greek key pattern, coloured with orange lustre.

By the middle of the 19th century, the area of Glasgow and the Clyde basin was undoubtedly the heartland of the Scottish pottery industry, with several large pottery firms. Annfield Pottery operated from about 1826 to 1887.

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Online ID: 000-100-104-014-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEK 831
Date: Late 19th century
Material: Lustre / white earthenware. Inscription: CHANTILLY / J.T. AND SONS
Dimensions: 40 mm H; 255 mm x 205 mm (rim)
Subject: Post-medieval pottery and porcelain (NMAS Classification)
Who: John Thomson and Sons (Maker)
Where: Scotland, Lanarkshire, Glasgow
Description: Dish of lustred earthenware, the centre is decorated with a transfer-printed oriental style tree with leaves and flowers, made by John Thomson and Sons of Annfield Pottery, Glasgow, late 19th century
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