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Cruet set

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possibly made at Prestonpans, East Lothian

Postcard of Cruet set.
000-190-004-209-C
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Cruet set

This earthenware cruet set was possibly made at one of the potteries in Prestonpans in East Lothian. It dates from the first half of the 19th century.

The set consists of (left to right), a pepper pot, a mustard pot and a vinegar pot. The pepper pot is filled by a hole in the back and the mustard pot has a detachable hat and a cut out for a spoon. The hat on the vinegar pot has a detachable pointed crown.

From 1750 onwards, large-scale potteries were established on the south side of the Firth of Forth, at Prestonpans, Prestongrange, West Pans, Musselburgh and Portobello. Much of the skilled workforce came from the older established Staffordshire potteries.


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Online ID: 000-190-004-209-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEK 67.3
Date: 1800 - 1850
1800 - 1850
1800 - 1850
First half of the 19th century
Material: Coloured earthenware
Coloured earthenware
Coloured earthenware
Dimensions: 150 mm H (with lid) x 65 mm D (base)
150 mm H x 65 mm D (base)
170 mm H x 64 mm D (base)
What: Cruet set / mustard pot
Cruet set / pepper pot
Cruet set / vinegar
Subject: Post-medieval pottery and porcelain (NMAS Classification)
Post-medieval pottery and porcelain (NMAS Classification)
Post-medieval pottery and porcelain (NMAS Classification)
Who: Smith Institute, Stirling
Smith Institute, Stirling
Smith Institute, Stirling
Where: Scotland, East Lothian, Prestonpans
Scotland, East Lothian, Prestonpans
Scotland, East Lothian, Prestonpans
Event:
Description: Part of a cruet set of coloured earthenware in three pieces - a pepper pot in the shape of a fat man standing on a raised circular base holding a tankard, made in Prestonpans, 1800 - 1850
Part of a cruet set of coloured earthenware in three pieces - a mustard pot in the shape of a fat man holding a tankard, with a detachable hat, made in Prestonpans, 1800 - 1850
Part of a cruet set of coloured earthenware in three pieces - a vinegar in the shape of a fat man holding a tankard, with a detachable crown, made in Prestonpans, 1800 - 1850
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