Cake stand (1 of 2)

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made in Glasgow

Postcard of Cake stand (1 of 2).
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Cake stand (1 of 2)

This porcelain cake stand, also known as a comport, was made by the Glasgow potters J. and M.P. Bell & Company. It dates from between 1842 and 1880.

The top of the stand is hand-painted with a mixed bouquet of flowers and foliage.

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: 000-180-001-268-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0504: National Museums Scotland Part 2
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEK 1150
Date: Between 1842 and 1880
Material: Porcelain
What: Comport
Subject: Post-medieval pottery and porcelain (NMAS Classification)
Who: J. and M.P. Bell and Co. (Maker)
Description: Porcelain low comport, painted with green / blue, black and mixed bouquet, by J. and M.P. Bell and Co
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