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possibly made at Prestonpans, East Lothian

Postcard of Plate.
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This cream glazed plate is unmarked. It was possibly made by Gordon's Pottery at Prestonpans in East Lothian. It is decorated with a low-relief bust of Queen Caroline and dates from around 1820.

The plate's border is decorated with crowns, Prince of Wales feathers and flower sprays.

In 1795, George IV married Caroline of Brunswick while he was still Prince Regent. On the death of his father in 1820, he became king. While Caroline was referred to as Queen, her position as such was never recognised as she and George were separated. She died in 1821.

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Online ID: 000-100-103-836-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEK 68
Date: Around 1820
c. 1820
Material: Cream glazed pottery
Dimensions: 190 mm D
Subject: Post-medieval pottery and porcelain (NMAS Classification)
Who: George IV
Gordon's Pottery (Maker)
Queen Caroline
Where: Scotland, East Lothian, Prestonpans
Description: Plate of cream glazed pottery, with a low-relief bust of Queen Caroline in the centre and her name on a yellow ribbon below, possibly made by Gordon's Pottery, Prestonpans, East Lothian, c. 1820
  • Norris, H & Curtis, O. Costume & Fashion, Volume Six, The Nineteenth Century. London & Toronto: J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd, 1933, p 51. 
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