Tile, made in Glasgow

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Tile, made in Glasgow

This tile was made between 1911 and 1920 at Fleming's pottery in Glasgow. Tiles were used in their thousands to decorate tenement entrances - known as 'walley closes'.

The tile's transfer-printed decoration features a basket of flowers and ferns. The tile is marked 'Fleming Tiles Britannia Pottery'.

The Clyde basin, like the Forth, was a natural location for the pottery industry, with a ready supply of coal, a growing market and good transport links.

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Online ID: 000-100-003-394-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEK 1067
Date: Between 1911 and 1920
Material: Inscription: Fleming Tiles Britannia Pottery
Dimensions: 152 mm H x 152 mm W x 8 mm depth
What: Tile
Subject: Post-medieval pottery and porcelain (NMAS Classification)
Who: Fleming Tiles, Britannia Pottery, Glasgow (Maker)
Where: Scotland, Lanarkshire, Glasgow
Description: Transfer-printed tile by Fleming Tiles, Britannia Pottery
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