< 1 of 1 > Back

made at Prestonpans, East Lothian

Postcard of Plate.
© National Museums Scotland


This creamware plate was made at the pottery of Robert and George Gordon at Prestonpans in East Lothian. It dates from around 1825.

The rim is relief moulded with a band of strawberries, leaves and ships. The base is impressed with 'R & G Gordon' and a crown.

Creamware was produced by adding ground, burnt, or `calcinated' flint to earthenware. It was then glazed with a lead compound to produce a fine quality creamy white body. The process was pioneered in England by Josiah Wedgwood and introduced to Scotland by William Cadell.

Record details

To search on related items, click any linked text below.

Online ID: 000-100-104-453-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
Project description | View all records in project
Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.1993.8
Date: Around 1825
c. 1825
Material: Creamware, overglaze painted in green, blue, red and purple lustre. Inscription: On base: R & G Gordon [and crown]
Dimensions: 227 mm D
Who: R. and G. Gordon, Prestonpans (Maker)
Where: Scotland, East Lothian, Prestonpans
Description: Creamware plate overglaze painted in green, blue, red and purple lustre with a relief moulded rim and impressed with `R & G Gordon' and a crown on the base, from Prestonpans, East Lothian, c. 1825
Related Records:
< 1 of 1 > Back
Powered by Scran