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Inkstand of Wemyss ware, commemorating Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee

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Made at Robert Heron's Fife Pottery

Postcard of Inkstand of Wemyss ware, commemorating Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee.
000-100-103-325-C
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Inkstand of Wemyss ware, commemorating Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee

This Wemyss ware inkstand was made to commemorate the diamond jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1897. It was produced at Robert Heron & Sons' pottery at Kirkcaldy in Fife.

The inkstand contains two inkwells and is hand-painted with ribbons and 'VR GOD SAVE THE QUEEN 1837-1897'.

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: 000-100-103-325-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.1994.224 C
Date: Around 1897
c. 1897
c. 1897
Material: Earthenware, moulded; hand-painted in red; glaze crazed
Earthenware, moulded; hand-painted in red; glaze crazed. Inscription: VR / God save the Queen 1837 - 1897. Base: WEMYSS
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What: Inkstand
Inkwell
Subject:
Who: Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria
Robert Heron and Son, Fife Pottery, Kirkcaldy (Maker)
Robert Heron and Son, Fife Pottery, Kirkcaldy (Maker)
Where: Scotland, Fife, Kirkcaldy
Scotland, Fife, Kirkcaldy
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Description: Wemyss ware inkstand celebrating the Jubilee of Queen Victoria, hand-painted in red with ribbons and `VR God save the Queen 1837 - 1897, by Robert Heron & Son, Fife Pottery, Kirkcaldy, c. 1897
One of two inkwells to accompany Wemyss ware inkstand celebrating the Jubilee of Queen Victoria, by Robert Heron and Son, Fife Pottery, Kirkcaldy, c. 1897
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