Ashet (detail)

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made in Glasgow

Postcard of Ashet (detail).
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Ashet (detail)

This detail shows the mark of the Glasgow potters, J. & M.P. Bell & Co. Ltd. It is on the base of a transfer-printed earthenware ashet dating from between 1881 and the 1920s.

There were many variations in Bell's marks. This one consists of a circular belt with a bell in the centre. On the belt are the company initials 'J. & M.P.B. & Co. Ld.'. Above the belt is the pattern name 'BRAEMAR'. On either side of the belt are the initials 'C' & 'F'. 'GLASGOW' is on the scroll underneath.

Like many other potteries in the second half of the 19th century, Bell's most popular ware was transfer-printed earthenware, which was durable, decorative and affordable by the masses. Some designs were extremely well produced

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Online ID: 000-100-104-017-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEK 835
Date: 1881 - 1929
Between 1881 and the 1920s
What: Ashet
Subject: Post-medieval pottery and porcelain (NMAS Classification)
Who: J. and M.P. Bell and Co. Ltd (Maker)
Where: Scotland, Lanarkshire, Glasgow
Description: Transfer-printed ashet, decorated with a pattern called 'BRAEMAR', by J. and M.P. Bell and Co. Ltd, Glasgow, 1881 - 1920s
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