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made in Glasgow

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This transfer-printed earthenware soup plate was made for export to South East Asia, by the Glasgow potters, J. and M.P. Bell and Company Ltd. The pattern is called 'MALAYESQUE' and was registered in 1887.

The registry number for this plate is 88780.

Bells were exporting pottery in large quantities during the second half of the 19th century. They developed a range of designs specially geared to the Eastern market based on oriental motifs and subjects. The designs were often named using the local language.

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Online ID: 000-100-104-508-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.1993.599
Date: Around 1887
c. 1887
Dimensions: 247 mm D
Who: J. and M.P. Bell and Co Ltd., Glasgow Pottery, Glasgow (Maker)
Where: Indonesia, Java, Djakarta
Scotland, Lanarkshire, Glasgow (Lanarkshire, Glasgow Pottery)
Description: Soup plate made for export by J. and M.P. Bell and Co, Glasgow Pottery, in blue "Malayesque" printed pattern: collected Djakarta, Java, Indonesia, 1991, c. 1887
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