Ashet (detail)

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Ashet (detail)

This detail shows the mark of R.A. Kidston & Company of the Verreville Pottery in Glasgow. It is on the base of a transfer-printed earthenware ashet dating from around 1840.

The mark consists of three sprays of flowers surrounding a circular sun-like motif. On a scroll underneath is the pattern name 'SYRIA'. Below this is the company's initials 'R.A.K. & co'.

Robert Kidston helped run the Verreville Pottery at Finnieston on the Clyde from 1827. He took over as sole owner in 1838. Robert Cochran became his partner in 1845 and two years later Cochran took over the company as Robert Cochran & Co.

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Online ID: 000-190-002-188-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEK 838
Date: Around 1840
Material: Blue / white transfer printed earthenware. Inscription: SYRIA / RAK & Co / 16
Dimensions: 330 mm x 245 mm (base); 370 mm x 450 mm
What: Ashet
Subject: Post-medieval pottery and porcelain (NMAS Classification)
Who: Rak and Co.? (Maker)
Description: Ashet of blue / white transfer-printed earthenware, with a rectangular base with rounded corners and a centre showing five peasants by the edge of a lake
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