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Postcard of Ashet.
© National Museums Scotland


This earthenware ashet was made in the mid 19th century, possibly by John Thomson at Annfield Pottery in Glasgow or Joseph Twigg of Swinton in Staffordshire.

The octagonal ashet has a transfer-printed design called Ivanhoe, depicting a scene from Walter Scott's novel. The base is marked 'IVANHOE / J T / 16 / D'.

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Online ID: 000-180-002-443-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0504: National Museums Scotland Part 2
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEK 836
Date: Mid 19th century
Material: Blue / white transfer printed earthenware. Inscription: IVANHOE / J T / 16 / D
Dimensions: 230 mm x 325 mm (base); 340 mm x 450 mm (rim)
Subject: Post-medieval pottery and porcelain (NMAS Classification)
Who: John Thomson, Annfield Pottery, Glasgow (Maker)
Joseph Twigg Bros. (Possibly the maker)
Where: Scotland, Lanarkshire, Glasgow
Description: Octagonal ashet of blue and white transfer-printed earthenware, the centre shows a large castle with trees, possibly by John Thomson of Glasgow or Joseph Twigg of Swinton, mid 19th century
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