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Fruit basket, made at Prestonpans, East Lothian

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000-100-003-370-C
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Fruit basket, made at Prestonpans, East Lothian

This porcelain fruit basket was made by the Coral Porcelain Co. at Castle Pottery at Prestonpans in East Lothian. It dates from the late 19th century

The basket is shaped and moulded to resemble leaves on the outside, with three feet formed from entwined creepers. It is marked 'Coral Porcelain Co. Castle Pottery, Prestonpans/ Edinburgh N.B'.

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: 000-100-003-370-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEK 942
Date: Late 19th century
Material: Soft paste porcelain. Inscription: CORAL PORCELAIN Co / [figure] / CASTLE POTTERY / PRESTONPANS /EDINBURGH. N.B.
Dimensions: 116 mm H x 370 mm L x 215 mm W
What: Basket, fruit
Subject: Post-medieval pottery and porcelain (NMAS Classification)
Who: Castle Pottery, Prestonpans, Edinburgh (Maker)
Where: Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh
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Description: Fruit basket of soft paste porcelain, oval boat shaped and moulded to resemble leaves on the outside, with three feet formed from entwined creepers, by Castle Pottery of Prestonpans
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