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Muffin dish & cover

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made at Kirkcaldy, Fife

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

The dish and cover are decorated with hand-painted pink cabbage roses with green leaves. This was one of the most popular Wemyss decorations.

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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