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From Bothwell Castle, Lanarkshire

Postcard of Jug.
© National Museums Scotland


This earthenware jug is from Bothwell Castle in Lanarkshire. It dates from the 15th or 16th century.

The plain lead-glazed jug is badly finished.

Situated on the Clyde, Bothwell Castle was probably built in the second half of the 13th century and was an important fortress during the Wars of Independence. It has been called 'probably the greatest ruin of its kind in Scotland'.

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Online ID: 000-100-045-862-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEC 144
Date: 1400 - 1600
15th or 16th century
Material: Pottery, red ware; sparse green glaze
Dimensions: 279 mm H; 84 mm D (rim); 139 mm D (base)
Where: Scotland, Lanarkshire, Bothwell Castle
Description: Restored heavy baggy jug with rounded rim and uneven base, red ware with sparse green glaze, 15th - 16th century, from Bothwell Castle, Lanarkshire, 1937 - 1938
  • Keay, J. & Keay J. (ed). Encyclopaedia of Scotland. London: Collins, 1994 p 93 
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