Soup plate

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Made in Glasgow

Postcard of Soup plate.
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Soup plate

This earthenware soup plate was made around 1840 at R.A. Kidston & Co's pottery in Glasgow. The plate was acquired in south-east Asia, and was one of the many pieces of Glasgow pottery exported there.

The plate has a flat scalloped edge. In the centre is a transfer-printed view of Edinburgh (here spelt 'Edingburgh') from Kidston's 'United Kingdom' series of prints.

Robert Kidston helped run the firm from 1827 and became sole owner in 1838. Robert Cochran became his partner in 1845 and two years later took over as Robert Cochran & Co.

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Online ID: 000-100-003-316-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEK 622
Date: 1850 - 1900
Around 1840
Material: Earthenware. Inscription: R.A.K. & CO / UNITED KINGDOM / Edingburgh [sic] 1 3[?]
Dimensions: 30 mm H x 270 mm rim D
What: Plate, soup
Subject: Post-medieval pottery and porcelain (NMAS Classification)
Who: R.A. Kidston, Glasgow (Maker)
Where: Scotland, Lanarkshire, Glasgow
Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh
Description: Earthenware soup plate with a flat scalloped edge and view of Edinburgh in the centre, by R.A. Kidston and Co. about 1850 - 1900 for export to south-east Asia
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