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Glass jug made at Alloa Pottery, Clackmannanshire

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Postcard of Glass jug made at Alloa Pottery, Clackmannanshire.
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Glass jug made at Alloa Pottery, Clackmannanshire

This glass water jug was made at the Alloa Pottery in Clackmannanshire in 1888. It was engraved by Emanuel Lerch for Walter Lindsay, the veterinary inspector for Clackmannanshire at that time.

The jug has straight sides and a plain handle. It is engraved with a fern pattern.

Emanuel Lerche was a Bohemian engraver who arrived in Edinburgh in 1853. In 1873 he moved to Alloa in Clackmannanshire to work for W. & J. A. Bailley at the Alloa Pottery.

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Online ID: 000-100-002-398-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEN 61
Date: 1888
Material: Glass. Inscription: [Masonic compass] G [masonic square] / WL [cypher] / 1888
Dimensions: 225 mm H x; rim 93 mm D; base 126 mm D
What: Jug
Subject: Glass, including wine bottles and bottle stamps (NMAS Classification)
Who: Emanuel Lerche, Alloa (Engraver)
Where: Scotland, Clackmannanshire, Alloa
Description: Glass jug with straight sides and a plain handle, engraved with a fern pattern, the masonic compass, monogram "WL" and date 1888 by Emanuel Lerche in Alloa
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