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Plate, made at Prestonpans, East Lothian

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Postcard of Plate, made at Prestonpans, East Lothian.
000-100-047-937-C
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Plate, made at Prestonpans, East Lothian

This earthenware plate was made around 1830 at George and Robert Gordons' factory at Prestonpans in East Lothian.

The plate has an all-over green glaze and a relief moulded leaf and basket-weave pattern. It is inscribed 'R&G Gordon'.

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: 000-100-047-937-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.1993.9
Date: Around 1830
c. 1825
Material: Earthenware, green glaze. Inscription: On base: R & G Gordon [and crown]
Dimensions: 212 mm D
What: Plate
Subject:
Who: R. and G. Gordon, Prestonpans (Maker)
Where: Scotland, East Lothian, Prestonpans
Event:
Description: Earthenware plate with an all-over green glaze and relief moulded leaf and basket-weave pattern, `R & G Gordon` and a crown impressed on the base, from Prestonpans, East Lothian, c. 1825
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