Figure, of Highlander

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Figure, of Highlander

This earthenware Highlander figure was made between 1830 and 1840, probably at Thomas Rathbone's Pottery at Portobello in Midlothian.

The figure is seated on an upturned barrel on a grassy mound and holding a bottle and goblet.

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: 000-100-045-542-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.1956.1367
Date: Between 1830 and 1840
c. 1830 - 1840
Material: Earthenware
Dimensions: 225 mm H x 85 mm W x 95 mm D
What: Figure / Highlander
Who: Thomas Rathbone, Portobello (Maker)
Where: Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh, Portobello
Description: Painted earthenware figure of a Highlander seated on an upturned barrel on a grassy mound and holding a bottle and goblet, Portobello ware, made at Thomas Rathbone's factory, c. 1830 - 1840
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