Parian ware vase

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Made in Glasgow

Postcard of Parian ware vase.
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Parian ware vase

This parian ware vase was made by the Glasgow potters J. and M.P. Bell around 1851. Parian ware is white unglazed ceramic, initially called 'statuary porcelain' as it successfully imitated marble.

Small Parian vase, exhibited at the Great Exhibition, 1851, made by J. and M.P. Bell and Co., Glasgow

John and Matthew Perston Bell's company became one of the biggest and best-known potteries in Scotland. In production by 1842, the Glasgow Pottery, or 'Bells' as it was more commonly known, made a wide range of wares.

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Online ID: 000-100-103-316-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  K.L.1997.90
Date: Around 1851
Pre 1851
Material: Parian ware
What: Vase
Who: J. and M.P. Bell and Co., Glasgow (Maker)
Where: Scotland, Lanarkshire, Glasgow
Event: Great Exhibition
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