Soup plate

< 60 of 228 > Back

made in Glasgow

Postcard of Soup plate.
© National Museums Scotland

Soup plate

This red and blue transfer-printed earthenware soup plate was made for export to South East Asia, by the Glasgow potters, J. & M.P. Bell & Co. Ltd. The pattern is called 'BUAH BUAH' and was registered in 1889.

The centre shows a selection of tropical fruits, including lychees, mangoes and breadfruit. The border consists of four orchid flowers in cartouches, set against a background pattern of diaper pattern.

During the second half of the 19th century Bells developed a range of designs specially geared to the Eastern market. One of the design innovations used by them was the two-coloured printed pattern, where the central motif and border were of different colours, as in this example.

Record details

To search on related items, click any linked text below.

Online ID: 000-100-003-325-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
Project description | View all records in project
Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEK 735
Date: 1850 - 1900
Around 1889
Material: Earthenware. Inscription: BUAH BUAH / J & M P B & Co Ld / TRADE MARK / Rp No 131572 / B
Dimensions: 40 mm H x 250 mm rim D
What: Plate, soup
Subject: Post-medieval pottery and porcelain (NMAS Classification)
Who: J. and M.P. Bell and Co. Ltd, Glasgow (Maker)
Where: Scotland, Lanarkshire, Glasgow
Description: Earthenware soup plate with a centre pattern which shows a selection of tropical fruits, by J. and M.P. Bell and Co. Ltd of Glasgow about 1850 - 1900 for export to south-east Asia
Related Records:
< 60 of 228 > Back
Powered by Scran