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 two 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 has a foot with a circular base and 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: 000-100-003-486-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEK 1142
Date: Around 1860s
Material: Pink porcelain
Dimensions: 95 mm H x 232 mm rim D x 109 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 two middle comports from a pink porcelain plate service, by J. and M.P. Bell and Co.
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