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made in Glasgow

Postcard of Plate.
© National Museums Scotland


This earthenware plate dates from around 1820 and is marked, 'John Geddes, Verreville Glasgow'. Geddes was originally the manager of the Verreville pottery at Finnieston on the Clyde. Between 1806 and 1824 he was the owner.

The centre of the plate has been painted and sponge-printed with a swan on a lake. The border has also been sponge-printed.

Verreville means 'glass town' which emphasises the fact that the firm originally produced glass as well as pottery.

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Online ID: 000-100-104-718-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.1995.138
Date: Around 1820
c. 1820
Material: Earthenware. Inscription: John Geddes, Verreville Glasgow
Dimensions: 260 mm D
Who: John Geddes, Verreville, Glasgow (Maker)
Where: Scotland, Lanarkshire, Glasgow (Verreville)
Description: Earthenware plate painted and sponged in the centre with a swan on a lake and sponge printed on the border, by John Geddes, Verreville, Glasgow, c. 1820
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