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made at Kirkcaldy, Fife

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This Wemyss ware bowl was made between around 1883 and 1930 at Robert Heron & Sons' pottery at Kirkcaldy in Fife.

The exterior of the bowl is hand-painted with strawberries.

In the 19th century, Scottish potteries grew in number to meet the increased demand. The largest firms were near the Forth and Clyde rivers and Kirkcaldy became a major centre for potteries. Robert Heron & Co. were famous for their brightly painted, highly fashionable and expensive Wemyss Ware. The characteristic freely-painted decoration was introduced by Karel Nekola, a Czech who arrived in Kirkcaldy in 1883. Wemyss Ware continued to be produced in Kirkcaldy, by a variety of decorators, until the factory closed in 1930.

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