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Dish

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made at Prestonpans, East Lothian

Postcard of Dish.
000-180-000-360-C
© National Museums Scotland

Dish

This moulded glazed earthenware cabbage leaf dish was made at Belfield's Pottery at Prestonpans in East Lothian. It dates from the late 19th century.

Moulded cabbage leaf dish in glazed earthenware, made by Belfield and Company

Belfield's Pottery was established by Charles Belfield in the mid-1830s. By the mid-19th century the pottery was employing between 20 and 40 people. The business remained a family concern and continued until the mid-20th century. Belfield's is best known for high quality earthenware, particularly its Rockingham teapots and coffee pots, maiolica ware and everyday kitchen ware.


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Online ID: 000-180-000-360-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0504: National Museums Scotland Part 2
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.1994.921
Date: Late 19th century
Material: Earthenware, glazed. Inscription: Mark: Belfield and Co
Dimensions: 48 mm H x 220 mm x 205 mm
What: Dish / plate
Subject:
Who: Belfield and Co., Scotland (Maker)
Where: SCOTLAND
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References:
  • George Dalgleish (ed), Pots at the 'Pans: The Potteries of Prestonpans, Musselburgh and Portobello. Scottish Mining Museum, 1990 
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