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Miniature kettle, with Harrogate coat of arms

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made in Glasgow

Miniature kettle, with Harrogate coat of arms
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This porcelain miniature kettle is decorated with the coat of arms of Harrogate in North Yorkshire. It was made for the souvenir market by the Nautilus Porcelain Company at the Possil Pottery in Glasgow and dates from between around 1900 and 1910.

The arms consist of a four-segment shield containing waves and horns surmounted by a lion, a turret and a cockerel. The Latin motto flanking the shield reads 'ARX CELEBRIS FONTIBUS'.

Crested china became the most important type of British souvenir between 1900 and 1930. Its invention is credited to William Henry Goss (1833-1906), the owner of the Falcon Works in Stoke-on Trent. The main producer of crested china in Scotland was the Nautilus Porcelain Company, at the Possil Pottery in Glasgow. Run by the china merchants MacDougall & Sons, of 77-79 Buchanan Street, the company produced 'Nautilus' miniatures between around 1900 and 1910. The pottery closed in 1911.

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