Soup plate

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made in Glasgow

Postcard of Soup plate.
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Soup plate

This earthenware soup plate was made by the Glasgow potters, Robert Cochran & Company. It was exported to South East Asia, and dates from the second half of the 19th century. It was collected in Pontianak in Borneo in 1991.

The plate is plain with a scalloped bowl and a moulded rim of ears of wheat.

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Online ID: 000-100-104-509-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.1993.600
Date: 1850 - 1900
Second half of the 19th century
Dimensions: 232 mm D
What: Plate
Who: Robert Cochran and Co Ltd., Glasgow (Maker)
Where: Indonesia, Borneo, Pontianak
Scotland, Lanarkshire, Glasgow
Description: Soup plate made for export by Robert Cochran and Co, Glasgow, plain with moulded rim and scalloped bowl; collected Pontianak, Borneo, 1991, 1850 - 1900
  • Calder, J (ed.). The Enterprising Scot. Edinburgh: NMS, 1986, pp 108-112. 
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