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probably made at West Pans, East Lothian

Postcard of Plate.
© National Museums Scotland


This soft paste porcelain plate was probably made at William Littler's West Pans Pottery in East Lothian. It dates from around 1770.

The plate has been painted with sprigs of flowers.

Littler arrived in Scotland in the early 1760s after the failure of his Longton Hall factory in Staffordshire. The founder of Scotland's porcelain industry, Littler was keen to seek the custom of the landed gentry. Consequently his factory made high quality, if uneconomical, wares. It closed in 1777.

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Online ID: 000-100-046-027-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.1992.23
Date: Around 1770
c. 1770
Material: Soft paste porcelain, clear glaze; overpainted in orange, lilac and green
Dimensions: 195 mm D
Subject: Post-medieval pottery and porcelain (NMAS Classification)
Who: William Littler, West Pans Pottery, West Pans, East Lothian (Maker)
Where: Scotland, East Lothian, Prestonpans, West Pans
Description: Small plate of clear-glazed soft paste porcelain, overpainted with sprigs of flowers, probably made at William Littler's West Pans Pottery, East Lothian, c. 1770
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