Penny bank

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possibly made at Prestonpans, East Lothian

Postcard of Penny bank.
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Penny bank

This glazed earthenware penny bank was by made in the mid 19th century possibly by Belfield and Sons at Prestonpans in East Lothian. It is in the form of a boot with an aperture on top.

Earthenware penny-bank with Rockingham glaze in the form of a boot with aperture on top, made by Charles Belfield and Sons, Prestonpans, c. 1836 - 1850

Good supplies of coal and clay and easy transport by sea meant that the south side of the Firth of Forth was an ideal location for potteries to develop. Small-scale works existed there from the 17th century and larger factories developed from around 1750.

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Online ID: 000-100-104-325-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1953.374
Date: c. 1836 - 1850
Mid 19th century
Material: Earthenware
Dimensions: 3.00" H x 4.50" L
What: Penny-bank
Who: Charles Belfield and Sons, Prestonpans (Maker)
Where: Scotland, East Lothian, Prestonpans
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