Dessert plate

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made in Glasgow

Postcard of Dessert plate.
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Dessert plate

This transfer-printed earthenware dessert plate was made by the Glasgow potters, J. & M.P. Bell & Co. Ltd. The pattern is called 'BLYTHSWOOD' and was registered in 1887.

Dessert plate of glazed earthenware with a light blue printed pattern, marked BLYTHSWOOD and J. & M P B & Co Ld, for Bell of Glasgow, c. 1887

This company was one of the biggest and best known potteries in Scotland. It was founded by the brothers John and Matthew Perston Bell and was in production by 1842. After John's death in 1880, the new limited company continued production.

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Online ID: 000-100-103-639-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.SVA 71
Date: Around 1887
c. 1887
Material: Glazed earthenware. Inscription: BLYTHSWOOD; J. & M P B & Co Ld; TRADE MARK / GLASGOW / Rd. No. 71802
Dimensions: 8.30" D
What: Plate, dessert
Subject: Furniture - rooms - Stonehouse parlour (NMAS Classification)
Who: J. and M.P. Bell and Co. Ltd, Glasgow (Maker)
Stonehouse Collection
Where: Scotland, Lanarkshire, Glasgow
Scotland, Lanarkshire, Stonehouse
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