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made at Bo'ness, Falkirk district

Postcard of Ashet.
© National Museums Scotland


This earthenware ashet was made between around 1840 and 1850 at James Jamieson & Co.'s pottery at Bo'ness in Falkirk district.

The ashet is transfer-printed in green with a pattern featuring a view of Edinburgh from Calton Hill.

James Jamieson & Co produced a series of very fine transfer printed designs called 'Modern Athens', showing different landmarks in the 'Athens of the North' (Edinburgh).

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Online ID: 000-100-103-343-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.1994.304
Date: 1840 - 1850
Between around 1840 and 1850
Material: Eartehnware. Inscription: J Jamieson & Co. Modern Athens
Dimensions: 65 mm H x 437 mm L x 370 mm D
Subject: Post-medieval pottery and porcelain
Who: J. Jamieson and Company, Bo'ness (Maker)
Professor Peter H. Davis (Collector and owner)
Where: Scotland, West Lothian, Bo'ness and Carriden
Description: Earthenware ashet, transfer-printed in green with a view of Edinburgh from Calton Hill, from a series of designs called 'Modern Athens', by J. Jamieson and Co., Bo'ness, 1840 - 1850
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