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Water filter, made in Portobello, Midlothian

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Postcard of Water filter, made in Portobello, Midlothian.
000-100-003-216-C
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Water filter, made in Portobello, Midlothian

This salt-glazed stoneware water filter was made in 1837 by Hugh Cornwall. Cornwall was a partner in the firm of Milne, Cornwall & Co which operated a 'salt glaze work' at Portobello in Midlothian from about 1835 to 1845.

At the base of the body of the filter is a tap-hole, above which are the words 'H.Cornwall Potter Portobello 1837'.


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Online ID: 000-100-003-216-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEK 94 C
Date: 1837
1837
1837
Material: Salt-glazed stoneware
Salt-glazed stoneware
Salt-glazed stoneware. Inscription: H. CORNWALL / POTTER / PORTOBELLO 1837
Dimensions: 174 mm L
610 mm H (total a+b); 305 mm H x 215 mm D (rim)
610 mm H (total a+b); 333 mm H x 520 mm D (rim)
What: Water filter / bowl
Water filter / filter
Water filter / spout / tap
Subject: Post-medieval pottery and porcelain (NMAS Classification)
Post-medieval pottery and porcelain (NMAS Classification)
Post-medieval pottery and porcelain (NMAS Classification)
Who: H. Cornwall, Pipe Street, Portobello (Maker)
H. Cornwall, Pipe Street, Portobello (Maker)
H. Cornwall, Pipe Street, Portobello (Maker)
Where: Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh, Portobello
Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh, Portobello
Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh, Portobello
Event:
Description: Part of a water filter of salt-glazed stoneware with decorative borders in a darker brown glaze - globular bowl with a heavy splayed base, made by H. Cornwall of Portobello in 1837
Part of a water filter of salt-glazed stoneware with decorative borders in a darker brown glaze - trumpet-shaped filter which sits on top of the bowl, made by H. Cornwall of Portobello in 1837
Part of a water filter of salt-glazed stoneware with decorative borders in a darker brown glaze - brass spout and tap which fitted into bunghole, made by H. Cornwall of Portobello in 1837
References:
  • Cruickshank, G. 'Scottish Salt Glaze', No. 2 Scottish Pottery Studies, 1987. 
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