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made in Glasgow

Postcard of Plate.
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This glazed earthenware plate was made by the Glasgow potters, J. & M.P. Bell & Co. Ltd. It dates from between 1881 and the 1920s.

The rim has been transfer-printed with a pattern called 'CLEMATIS'. The pattern consists of scrolls, stylized leaves, flowers and more naturalistic clematis.

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: 000-100-103-873-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEK 401
Date: 1881 - 1929
Between 1881 and the 1920s
Material: White glazed earthenware. Inscription: JB; CLEMATIS; J & MPB & Co LD; GLASGOW
Dimensions: 265 mm D
Subject: Post-medieval pottery and porcelain (NMAS Classification)
Who: J. and M.P. Bell and Co. Ltd (Maker)
Where: Lanarkshire, Glasgow
Scotland, Lanarkshire, Glasgow
Description: White glazed earthenware plate with blue transfer print, circular in shape with a markedly concave rim, inscribed on the base, made by J. & M.P. Bell & Co. Ltd, Glasgow, 1881 - 1929
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