Porcelain cake stand or comport

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Made in Glasgow

Postcard of Porcelain cake stand or comport.
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Porcelain cake stand or comport

This porcelain cake stand, also known as a 'comport', is one of four from a dessert service made by Glasgow potters J. and M.P. Bell. The company started producing this type of porcelain service in the 1860s.

The pink and white cake stand is decorated with a hand-painted view of Scottish scenery.

John and Matthew Perston Bell's company became one of the biggest and best-known potteries in Scotland. In production by 1842, the Glasgow Pottery, or 'Bells' as it was more commonly known, made a wide range of wares.

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Online ID: 000-100-003-484-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEK 1140
Date: Around 1860s
Material: Pink porcelain
Dimensions: 51 mm H x 235 mm rim D x 140 mm base D
What: Comport
Subject: Post-medieval pottery and porcelain (NMAS Classification)
Who: J. and M.P. Bell and Co. (Maker)
Description: One of four low comports from a pink porcelain plate service, by J. and M.P. Bell and Co.
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