Ewer of Wemyss ware, c. 1895

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From Philiphaugh House, Selkirkshire

Postcard of Ewer of Wemyss ware, c. 1895.
© National Museums Scotland

Ewer of Wemyss ware, c. 1895

This white glazed earthenware ewer was made at Robert Heron's Pottery in Kirkcaldy in Fife around 1895. It is part of a Wemyss Ware toilet set which came from Philiphaugh House near Selkirk.

The ewer is hand painted with pink cabbage roses.

In the 19th century, potteries grew in number to meet the increased demand. The largest firms were near the Forth and Clyde rivers and Kirkcaldy became a major centre for potteries. Robert Heron & Co. were famous for their prestigious Wemyss ware.

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Online ID: 000-100-003-244-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEK 166
Date: Around 1895
Material: White glazed earthenware. Inscription: WEMYSS / T.GOODE & CO / LONDON; WEMYSS
Dimensions: 235 mm H x 130 mm D (base) x 137 mm approx D (rim)
What: Ewer
Subject: Post-medieval pottery and porcelain (NMAS Classification)
Who: Robert Heron and Co. (Maker)
T. Goode and Co., London (Retailer)
Where: Scotland, Fife, Kirkcaldy
Description: Wemyss ware ewer of white glazed earthenware, with sides curving out from a small straight foot round a circular base, part of a toilet set sold by T. Goode and Co. of London
  • Calder, J. 'The Wealth of a Nation'. Edinburgh: NMS, 1989 pp. 137-8 
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