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Stoneware storage jar

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Made at Portobello, Midlothian

Postcard of Stoneware storage jar.
000-100-003-269-C
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Stoneware storage jar

This stoneware storage jar was made in 1896 at Buchan's Pottery at Portobello in Midlothian.

The jar is inscribed 'Mrs Hume / Selkirk/ 1896 / Be canny with the butter', and impressed 'Buchan / Waverley Potteries /Portobello'.

Good supplies of coal and clay and easy transport by sea meant that the south side of the Firth of Forth was an ideal location for potteries to develop. Small-scale works existed there from the 17th century and larger factories developed from around 1750


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Online ID: 000-100-003-269-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEK 305
Date: 1896
Material: Glazed stoneware. Inscription: MRS HUME / SELKIRK / 1896 / BE CANNY WITH THE BUTTER; 2PT / BUCHAN / WAVERLEY POTTERIES / PORTOBELLO
Dimensions: 137 mm H x 117 mm D (base) x 172 mm D (rim)
What: Butter tub
Subject: Post-medieval pottery and porcelain (NMAS Classification)
Who: Buchan, Waverley Potteries, Portobello (Maker)
Mrs Hume (Inscribed on the tub)
Where: Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh, Portobello
Scotland, Selkirkshire, Selkirk
Event:
Description: Glazed stoneware butter tub with an overlapping rim, inscribed "MRS HUME / SELKIRK / 1896 / BE CANNY WITH THE BUTTER", impressed "BUCHAN / WAVERLEY POTTERIES / PORTOBELLO" below lug
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