Soup plate

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made in Glasgow

Postcard of Soup plate.
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Soup plate

This transfer-printed earthenware soup plate was made by the Glasgow potters, J. and M.P. Bell and Company. It was exported to South East Asia and collected there. The design for this plate was registered in 1853.

The pattern is called 'VICTORIA SCROLL'. The centre shows a bunch of flowers with ribbons. The border pattern consists of three groups of naturalistically depicted poppies and corn.

Some of Bell's exported plates can still be found in the bazaars and markets of South East Asia.

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Online ID: 000-190-002-175-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEK 643
Date: 10 March 1853
Around 1853
Material: Earthenware. Inscription: VICTORIA SCROLL / J & MPB
Dimensions: 270 mm
What: Plate, soup
Subject: Post-medieval pottery and porcelain (NMAS Classification)
Who: J. and M.P. Bell and Co. (Maker)
Description: Earthenware soup plate with a scalloped and moulded edge, with a centre showing a bunch of flowers with ribbons, by J. and M.P. Bell and Co. in 1853 for export to south-east Asia
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