Cup (2 of 2)

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probably made in Alloa, Clackmannanshire

Postcard of Cup (2 of 2).
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Cup (2 of 2)

This shows the front of a red earthenware cup, probably made at Alloa Pottery in Clackmannanshire. The cup dates from the 1890s.

The motto reads 'Mak' yersel' at hame'.

In the second half of the 19th century, 'couthy' motto ware was very popular. Another pottery producing such ware at this time was the Cumnock Pottery in East Ayrshire, originally established by James Taylor in 1794.

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Online ID: 000-190-002-151-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEK 1172
Date: 1890s
Material: Inscription: Shearer / Glasgow
What: Cup
Subject: Post-medieval pottery and porcelain (NMAS Classification)
Who: Shearer (Inscribed on the cup)
Where: Lanarkshire, Glasgow
Scotland, Clackmannanshire, Alloa
Description: Red earthenware cup, with the motto 'Mak' yersel' at hame' on the front of the cup, the base is impressed 'Shearer/Glasgow', probably made at Alloa Pottery, Clackmannanshire, 1890s
  • Spreull, J.A.S. & Rankin, R. Alloa Pottery c.1783-1907. Clackmannan District Libraries: 1993. 
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