Jug, made at Kirkcaldy, Fife

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Jug, made at Kirkcaldy, Fife

This earthenware jug was made at David Methven & Sons' pottery at Kirkcaldy in Fife. It dates from the 1850s.

The jug is transfer-printed with a picture of a sailor returning from his family. An angel is looking over scene and holding a banner with the pattern name 'Peace`. The pattern and the 'Peace' celebrates the end of the Criman War in 1856.

The town of Kirkcaldy on the north shore of the Firth of Forth was one of the major centres of Scottish pottery production. In the second half of the 19th century it had four separate factories.

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Online ID: 000-100-103-463-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.1994.302
Date: 1850s
Material: Earthenware. Inscription: The brave soldiers and sailor of the Crimea; METHVEN & SS / PEACE
What: Jug
Subject: Post-medieval pottery and porcelain
Who: David Methven and Sons, Links Pottery, Kirkcaldy (Maker)
Professor Peter H. Davis (Collector and owner)
Where: Scotland, Fife, Kirkcaldy (Links Pottery)
Event: Crimean War
Description: Earthenware jug transfer-printed with `The brave soldiers and sailors of the Crimea` and `Methven & SS Peace`, by David Methven and Sons, Links Pottery, Kirkcaldy
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