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made in Glasgow

Postcard of Jug.
000-190-004-004-C
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Jug

This stoneware jug was made by James Murray's Caledonian Pottery in Glasgow between around 1850 and 1890. It takes the form of 'Souter Johnny' - a character from Robert Burns' poem 'Tam O'Shanter'. A souter was a shoemaker or cobbler.

The jug is finished in colourless and transparent brown glazes and has a metal and cork stopper.

The Clyde basin, like the Forth, was a natural location for the pottery industry, with a ready supply of coal, a growing market and good transport links.


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Online ID: 000-190-004-004-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1958.142 A
Date: Between around 1850 and 1890
c. 1850 - 1890
Material: Metal; cork
Stoneware. Inscription: MURRAY & CO. GLASGOW in oval formation / semi-circle
Dimensions: 7.00" H x 6.25" W
What: Jug stopper
Subject:
Who: James Murray and Co., Glasgow (Maker)
Souter Johnny
Where: Scotland, Lanarkshire, Glasgow
Event:
Description: Stoneware jug covered with colourless and transparent brown glazes in the form of a bust of Souter Johnny, made by James Murray and Co., Glasgow, c. 1850 - 1890
Stopper of metal and cork for stoneware jug in the form of a bust of Souter Johnny, made by James Murray and Co., Glasgow, c. 1850 - 1890
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