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made in Musselburgh, Midlothian

Postcard of Jug.
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This earthenware jug was made around 1846 by Musselburgh Pottery in Midlothian.

The jug is decorated with a blue transfer printed oriental pattern entitled `Ching`. Painted on the front is `JR Hood Dec 21st 1846`. The base has a painted mark 'Musselburgh/ Pottery I.J.'

Pottery has been made in Scotland since prehistoric times, but it was not until the 18th century that domestic pottery began to be mass produced on an industrial scale. By the early 1800s, potteries in Musselburgh, Portobello and Prestonpans, all near Edinburgh, were producing a wide range of wares, from soft-paste porcelain to transfer-printed earthenware.

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Online ID: 000-180-002-436-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0504: National Museums Scotland Part 2
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  K.1997.1134
Date: 1846
Around 1846
Material: Earthenware; blue transfer printed. Inscription: Front: JR Hood / Dec 21st / 1846. Base: CHING; Musselburgh / Pottery I.J.
Dimensions: 260 mm H x 225 mm W
Subject: Post-medieval pottery and porcelain
Who: J.R. Hood
Musselburgh Pottery, Musselburgh Pottery, Musselburgh, Midlothian (Maker)
Where: Scotland, Midlothian, Musselburgh (Musselburgh Pottery)
Description: Earthenware jug with blue transfer printed oriental pattern entitled `Ching` and `JR Hood Dec 21st 1846` painted on the front, made by Musselburgh Pottery, Midlothian
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