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made in Glasgow

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Bowl (1 of 2)

This white glazed transfer-printed earthenware bowl was made by the Glasgow potters J. & M.P. Bell & Company Ltd. The pattern is called 'TAMERLANE' and the bowl was made between 1881 and the 1920s.

The outside of the bowl is decorated with a transfer-printed scene of two oriental figures, one of them hanging from a tree branch.

This company was one of the biggest and best known potteries in Scotland. It was founded by the brothers John and Matthew Perston Bell and was in production by 1842. After John's death in 1880, the new limited company continued production.

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Online ID: 000-180-002-022-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0504: National Museums Scotland Part 2
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEK 830
Date: Between 1881 and the 1920s
Material: White glazed earthenware. Inscription: J and M P Bell Co Ltd / TradeMark / TAMERLANE / 7
Dimensions: 90 mm H x 90 mm D (base) x 170 mm D (rim)
What: Bowl
Subject: Post-medieval pottery and porcelain (NMAS Classification)
Who: J. and M.P. Bell and Co. Ltd (Maker)
Description: White glazed earthenware bowl on a spreading circular foot, decorated outside with a black transfer-printed scene of a figure in a tree by a Japanese house, by J. and M.P. Bell and Co. Ltd
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