Wemyss ware vase

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Made at Robert Heron's Fife Pottery

Postcard of Wemyss ware vase.
© National Museums Scotland

Wemyss ware vase

This fleur-de-lys-shaped Wemyss ware vase was made around 1900 at Robert Heron & Sons' pottery at Kirkcaldy in Fife. It may have been painted by Karel Nekola, a Czech who arrived in Kirkcaldy in 1883.

The vase is painted with irises.

Heron's Fife Pottery is perhaps best known for its brightly painted, highly fashionable and expensive Wemyss Ware. The characteristic freely painted decoration was introduced by Karel Nekola.

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Online ID: 000-100-045-991-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.1991.12
Date: Around 1900
c. 1900
Material: Earthenware, painted
Dimensions: 405 mm H x 285 mm W x 190 mm base depth
What: Vase
Subject: Post-medieval pottery and porcelain (NMAS Classification)
Who: Robert Heron and Sons, Fife Pottery, Kirkcaldy (Maker)
Where: Scotland, Fife, Kirkcaldy
Description: Fleur-de-lys vase of earthenware, Wemyss ware, painted with lilies in purple, yellow and green and with blue green edge bands and dots, by Robert Heron and Sons, Fife Pottery, Kirkcaldy, c. 1900
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