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made in Prestonpans, East Lothian

Postcard of Ashet.
© National Museums Scotland


This earthenware ashet was made by George Gordon's Pottery in Prestonpans in East Lothian between around 1833 and 1838.

The ashet is decorated with a transfer pattern in the centre called `Chinese Crane` depicting an oriental bird beside a lake with a pagoda. There is a `fern and seed` motif embossed on the rim. The base is stamped 'Geo Gordon'.

From 1750 onwards, large-scale potteries were established on the south side of the Firth of Forth, at Prestonpans, Prestongrange, West Pans, Musselburgh and Portobello. Much of the skilled workforce came from the older established Staffordshire potteries.

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Online ID: 000-180-002-438-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0504: National Museums Scotland Part 2
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  K.1998.454
Date: Between around 1833 and 1838
c. 1833 - 1838
Material: Earthenware; transfer printed; embossed motif. Inscription: Base: Geo Gordon
Dimensions: 412 mm L x 343 mm W
Who: George Gordon's Pottery, Prestonpans, East Lothian (Maker)
Where: Scotland, East Lothian, Prestonpans
Description: Earthenware ashet with blue and white `Chinese Crane` transfer pattern in centre and `fern and seed` motif embossed on the rim, by George Gordon's Pottery, Prestonpans, East Lothian, c. 1833 - 1838
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