Teapot, made in Prestonpans, East Lothian

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Teapot, made in Prestonpans, East Lothian

This earthenware teapot was made by Belfield and Co. of Prestonpans in East Lothian. It dates from the late 19th century. Belfields were well known for their 'Rockingham' or brown glazed teapots - known as 'Broon Coos'.

The teapot has unusual etched decoration featuring a leaf design and is marked 'Belfield/Prestonpans'.

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: 000-100-045-550-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.1961.682
Date: 19th century
Late 19th century
Material: Hard earthenware. Inscription: FIREPROOF with BELFIELD & Co around above and PRESTONPANS around below, all within an oval medallion [impressed]
Dimensions: 130 mm H x 212 mm L x 135 mm D
What: Teapot
Who: Belfield and Co., Prestonpans (Maker)
Where: Scotland, East Lothian, Prestonpans
Description: Hard earthenware teapot covered with a transparent brown glaze and etched in a resist-technique with blackberries, made by Belfield and Co., Prestonpans, East Lothian, 1800 - 1900
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