Jug (2 of 2)

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possibly made in Cumnock, Ayrshire

Postcard of Jug (2 of 2).
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Jug (2 of 2)

This glazed earthenware jug was possibly made by the Cumnock Pottery in Ayrshire. It dates from the second half of the 19th century and is inscribed 'J. Samson & Son/Cumnock/Castle Douglas'.

The jug has a narrow neck which would have originally held a cork. The glaze stops approximately three centimetres above the bottom of the jar.

In Victorian times, advertising grew and was used by manufacturers as a way of appealing to their customers. The development of branded goods and the recycling of some types of container both favoured the use of jars and bottles as a means of advertising the supplier or the contents.

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Online ID: 000-190-002-153-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEK 138
Date: Second half of the 19th century
Dimensions: 310 mm H (to top of handle) x 200 mm D
What: Jar
Subject: Post-medieval pottery and porcelain (NMAS Classification)
Who: J. Samson and Son (Inscribed on the jar)
Where: Scotland, Ayrshire, Cumnock
Scotland, Kirkcudbrightshire, Castle Douglas
Description: Glazed cream and dark brown jar with a handle and a narrow neck which held a cork, with an inscription on the front of the jar
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