Soup plate

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Made in Glasgow

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Soup plate

This earthenware soup plate was made around 1870 by Glasgow potters J. and M.P. Bell & Co.

The white glazed soup plate has light blue printed designs, including a central motif with a chariot and a classical temple.

Bells started exporting early on in their history, certainly by the 1860s. Their trade with the East was particularly important and grew in the 1870s. After John Bell's death in 1880, the new limited company continued with this trade.

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Online ID: 000-100-003-234-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEK 140
Date: Around 1870
Material: White glazed earthenware. Inscription: JB / TRIUMPHAL CAR / J. & M.P.B. & Co / G
Dimensions: 40 mm H x 126 mm D (base) x 266 mm D (rim)
What: Plate, soup
Subject: Post-medieval pottery and porcelain (NMAS Classification)
Who: J. and M.P. Bell and Co., Glasgow (Maker)
Where: Scotland, Lanarkshire, Glasgow
Description: Circular white glazed earthenware soup plate with light blue printed designs including a chariot and figures with a classical temple, marked "J. and M.P.B. & Co" for Bell of Glasgow
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