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Soup plate

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made in Glasgow

Postcard of Soup plate.
000-180-000-185-C
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Soup plate

This red and green transfer-printed earthenware soup plate was made for export to South East Asia by the Glasgow potters, J. & M.P. Bell & Co. Ltd. The pattern is called 'KWANTUNG' and was registered in 1890.

The centre shows a large Chinese style vase containing flowers. The border pattern consists of six quatrefoils containing stylized flowers, set against a background of diaper pattern.

During the second half of the 19th century Bells developed a range of designs specially geared to the Eastern market. One of the design innovations used by them was the two-coloured printed pattern, where the central motif and border were of different colours, as in this example.


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Online ID: 000-180-000-185-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0504: National Museums Scotland Part 2
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEK 794
Date: 1850 - 1900
Around 1890
Material: Earthenware. Inscription: KWANTUNG / J & MPB & Co LD / TRADE MARK / Rd No 162201 / B
Dimensions: 250 mm
What: Plate, soup
Subject: Post-medieval pottery and porcelain (NMAS Classification)
Who: J. and M.P. Bell and Co. Ltd, Glasgow (Maker)
Where: Scotland, Lanarkshire, Glasgow
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Description: Earthenware soup plate with a centre design showing a large Chinese style vase containing flowers, by J. and M.P. Bell and Co. Ltd of Glasgow about 1850 - 1900 for export to south-east Asia
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