Soup plate

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made in Glasgow

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Soup plate

This transfer-printed earthenware soup plate was made by the Glasgow potters, J. & M.P. Bell & Company. It dates from between 1842 and 1880.

The pattern is called 'PALESTINE'. The scene in the centre is of palm trees and a bridge, with a building and hills behind. The figures in the foreground are close to an open chest.

This company, which became one of the biggest and best known potteries in Scotland, was founded by the brothers John and Matthew Perston Bell and was in production by 1842. The Glasgow Pottery, or 'Bells' as it was more commonly known, produced a wide range of wares.

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Online ID: 000-100-104-626-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.1994.923
Date: 1842 - 1880
Between 1842 and 1880
Material: Earthenware. Inscription: Marks: [ancient ruined pillars and trees]; Palestine / J. & M.P. Bell & Co.; 9
Dimensions: 48 mm H x 262 mm D
Who: J. and M.P. Bell and Co., Glasgow (Maker)
Where: Middle East, Palestine
Scotland, Lanarkshire, Glasgow
Description: Soup plate with blue and white 'Palestine' pattern of figures with palm trees, a building, bridge and hills behind, made by J. & M.P. Bell and Co., Glasgow, 1842 - 1880
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