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Dessert plate

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made in Glasgow

Dessert plate
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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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