Dessert plate

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made in Greenock, Renfrewshire or Glasgow

Postcard of Dessert plate.
© National Museums Scotland

Dessert plate

This transfer-printed earthenware dessert plate was made by the Clyde Pottery Company Ltd of Greenock in Renfrewshire or Campbellfield Pottery Company Ltd of Glasgow. It dates from the late 19th or early 20th century.

The pattern is called 'TA-KOO'. The oriental scene in the centre is of a man carrying two birds on ropes. He is standing on a small bridge.

A pottery at Greenock was established in 1815 under the title of 'The Clyde Pottery Company'. It was run by Thomas Shirley & Co from the 1840s until 1857. Thereafter, it continued as the Clyde Pottery Company Ltd until 1863. From then until 1900 it was known as the Clyde Pottery Company and from 1900 until its closure in 1905, it reverted back to Clyde Pottery Company Ltd.

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Online ID: 000-100-003-386-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEK 1059
Date: Late 19th or early 20th century
Material: Inscription: C P & Co Ltd
Dimensions: 37 mm H x 213 mm rim D
What: Plate, dessert
Subject: Post-medieval pottery and porcelain (NMAS Classification)
Who: Clyde Pottery, Glasgow (Maker)
Where: Scotland, Lanarkshire, Glasgow
Description: Dessert plate with Ta Roo pattern, by Clyde Pottery of Glasgow
  • Boa V, Denholm P, Quail G. The Clyde Pottery. Greenock 1860-1905. Inverclyde District Libraries: 1987 
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