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made in Glasgow

Postcard of Vase.
© National Museums Scotland


This vase was made in the 1920s by the Britannia Pottery Company in Glasgow. It is of a material known as lustreware - highly glazed earthenware decorated by the application of metallic oxides to the glaze.

The short-necked vase has been finished with hand-painted stylized leaves and butterflies.

The Britannia Pottery Company Ltd bought over the business of Arnold J Fleming's Brittannia Pottery in 1920.

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Online ID: 000-100-104-621-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.1994.914
Date: 1920s
Material: Ceramic, lustreware. Inscription: Mark: B.P. Co. Ltd. / [circular mark depicting Britannia] / MADE IN SCOTLAND / HAND PAINTED; 1234/1001
Dimensions: 115 mm H x 68 mm base D
Who: Britannia Pottery Co. Ltd, Glasgow (Maker)
Where: Scotland, Lanarkshire, Glasgow
Description: Lustreware vase decorated with hand-painted leaves and butterflies, made by Britannia Pottery, Glasgow, 1920s
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