Soup plate

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made in Glasgow

Postcard of Soup plate.
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Soup plate

This transfer-printed earthenware soup plate was made by the Glasgow potters, J. and M.P. Bell and Company. It dates from between 1842 and 1880 and was exported to South East Asia and collected there.

The pattern is called 'VICTORIA REGIA'. The centre shows large water lily leaves and buds. The border pattern consists of three groups of fuchsia and three groups of another flower species.

Bells started exporting by the 1860s. Their trade with South East Asia was particularly important.

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Online ID: 000-100-103-919-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEK 645
Date: 1842 - 1880
Between 1842 and 1880
Material: Earthenware. Inscription: J & MPB & Co / 1
Dimensions: 270 mm
What: Plate, soup
Subject: Post-medieval pottery and porcelain (NMAS Classification)
Who: J. and M.P. Bell and Co. (Maker)
Description: Earthenware soup plate with a centre pattern consisting of large water lily leaves and buds, by J. and M.P. Bell and Co. about 1842 - 1880 for export to south-east Asia
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