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made at Kirkcaldy, Fife

Postcard of Plate.
© National Museums Scotland


This earthenware plate was made between around 1882 and 1930 at Robert Heron & Sons' pottery at Kirkcaldy in Fife.

The plate bears a transfer-printed of Randolph Wemyss Memorial Hospital and is inscribed `Souvenir of the Randolph Wemyss Memorial Hospital Bazaar`.

In the 19th century, potteries grew in number to meet the increased demand. The largest firms were near the Forth and Clyde rivers and Kirkcaldy became a major centre for potteries. Robert Heron & Co. were famous for their prestigious Wemyss ware.

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Online ID: 000-100-103-119-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.1994.300
Date: 1882 - 1930
Between around 1882 and 1930
Material: Earthenware. Inscription: Souvenir of the Randolph Wemyss Memorial Hospital Bazaar; WEMYSS
What: Plate, commemorative
Subject: Post-medieval pottery and porcelain
Who: Professor Peter H. Davis (Collector and owner)
Robert Heron and Sons, Fife Pottery, Kirkcaldy (Maker)
Where: Scotland, Fife, Kirkcaldy (Fife Pottery)
Event: Randolph Wemyss Memorial Hospital Bazaar
Description: Earthenware plate with transfer-printed architectural view, inscribed `Souvenir of the Randolph Wemyss Memorial Hospital Bazaar`, by Robert Heron and Son, Fife Pottery, Kirkcaldy, 1882 - 1930
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