Milk jug of Wemyss ware

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Made at Robert Heron's Fife Pottery

Postcard of Milk jug of Wemyss ware.
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Milk jug of Wemyss ware

This Wemyss ware milk jug was made between around 1883 and 1930 at Robert Heron & Sons' pottery at Kirkcaldy in Fife. It was part of a breakfast set that also comprised a tray, cup and saucer, sugar bowl and teapot.

The milk jug is hand-painted with a black cockerel on either side and the word 'Bonjour'.

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: 000-100-103-125-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.1994.183
Date: 1883 - 1930
Between around 1883 and 1930
Material: Earthenware; paint, glaze. Inscription: T GOODE & Co / SOUTH AUDLEY St / LONDON W [stamped cartouche]; WEMYSS; Bon Jour
Dimensions: 68 mm H x 58 mm D
What: Jug, cream
Subject: Post-medieval pottery and porcelain
Who: Professor Peter H. Davis (Collector and owner)
Robert Heron and Son, Fife Pottery, Kirkcaldy (Maker)
T. Goode and Company (Retailer)
Where: Scotland, Fife, Kirkcaldy
Description: Wemyss ware cream jug of moulded earthenware, underglazed painted and glazed, stamped `T Goode & Co South Audley St London W`, by Robert Heron and Son, Fife Pottery, Kirkcaldy, 1883 - 1930
  • Fife Pottery Catalogue, No. 86 
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