Earthenware wall plaque

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Made at Greenock

Postcard of Earthenware wall plaque.
© National Museums Scotland

Earthenware wall plaque

This earthenware wall plaque was made in 1818 at Greenock Pottery It is the earliest-known piece of Greenock pottery.

The circular wall plaque has a scene of classical mythology in the centre and a moulded yellow and brown glazed band round the edge. It is painted with 'D. & M. McNab' and incised on the back 'Greenock Pottery, 1818'.

A pottery at Greenock was established in 1815 under the title of 'The Clyde Pottery Company'.

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Online ID: 000-100-003-261-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEK 237
Date: 1818
Material: Earthenware. Inscription: D. & M. McNAB; back: Greenock / Pottery / 1818
Dimensions: 180 mm D x 10 mm W
What: Wall plaque
Subject: Post-medieval pottery and porcelain (NMAS Classification)
Who: D. and M. McNab, Greenock Pottery (Maker)
Where: Scotland, Renfrewshire, Greenock
Description: Earthenware circular wall plaque with a moulded yellow and brown glazed band round the edge and a scene of classical mythology in the centre, by D. and M. McNab of Greenock Pottery in 1818
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