Red clay pot

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Made in Tiree

Postcard of Red clay pot.
© National Museums Scotland

Red clay pot

This was made in Tiree in Inverness-shire in 1880. It would have been filled with milk from a recently-calved cow to be fed to those suffering from tuberculosis.

Pot of red clay with black staining on the inside and outside surfaces and a handle projecting from just below the rim, made in Barvas, Lewis, c. 1860

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Online ID: 000-100-003-198-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEK 9
Date: 1880
c. 1860
Material: Pottery, red clay, black staining on the inside and outside surfaces
Dimensions: 130 mm approx H; rim 145 mm approx D; base 125 mm approx D
What: Pot
Subject: Post-medieval pottery and porcelain (NMAS Classification)
Where: Scotland, Ross and Cromarty, Lewis, Barvas
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