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possibly made at West Pans, East Lothian possibly from Dalkeith Palace

Postcard of Dish.
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This leaf-shaped earthenware dish was possibly made at West Pans in East Lothian. It is said to have come from Dalkeith Palace and dates from the late 18th century.

The dish has a heart-shaped flat base, fluted sides and a horizontal L-shaped handle of two intertwining stems.

From 1750 onwards, large-scale potteries were established on the south side of the Firth of Forth, at Prestonpans, Prestongrange, West Pans, Musselburgh and Portobello. Much of the skilled workforce came from the older established Staffordshire potteries.

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Online ID: 000-100-103-867-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEK 312
Date: Late 18th century
Material: Blue glazed earthenware
Dimensions: 50 mm H; 210 mm L x 240 mm W (rim)
Subject: Post-medieval pottery and porcelain (NMAS Classification)
Where: Scotland, East Lothian, West Pans
Scotland, Midlothian (Dalkeith Palace)
Description: Blue glazed earthenware dish in the shape of a leaf, with a heart-shaped flat base, fluted sides and a horizontal L-shaped handle, possibly made at West Pans, late 18th century
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