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Beaker, commemorating Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria

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possibly made at Prestonpans in East Lothian

Postcard of Beaker, commemorating Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria.
000-180-002-458-C
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Beaker, commemorating Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria

This earthenware beaker was made to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1897. It was possibly made at Prestonpans in East Lothian.

The beaker is transfer-printed with a bust of Queen Victoria and the inscriptions '1837 / DIAMOND JUBILEE / 1897', 'VICTORIA, QUEEN OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND / AND EMPRESS OF INDIA' and 'FROM / GENERAL SIR ROBERT & LADY / CADELL / COCKENZIE HOUSE / COCKENZIE'.

Pottery has been made in Scotland since prehistoric times, but it was not until the 18th century that domestic pottery began to be mass produced on an industrial scale. By the early 1800s, potteries in Musselburgh, Portobello and Prestonpans, all near Edinburgh, were producing a wide range of wares, from soft-paste porcelain to transfer-printed earthenware.


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Online ID: 000-180-002-458-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0504: National Museums Scotland Part 2
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEK 932
Date: 1897
Material: White glazed earthenware. Inscription: 1837 / DIAMOND JUBILEE / 1897 / VICTORIA, QUEEN OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND / AND EMPRESS OF INDIA; FROM / GENERAL SIR ROBERT & LADY / CADELL / COCKENZIE HOUSE / COCKENZIE
Dimensions: 105 mm H x 77 mm D (rim)
What: Beaker
Subject: Post-medieval pottery and porcelain (NMAS Classification)
Who: Lady Cadell
Queen Victoria
Sir Robert Cadell
Where: Cockenzie (Cockenzie House)
Scotland, East Lothian, Prestonpans
Event:
Description: Commemorative beaker of plain white glazed earthenware with slightly sloping sides, transfer-printed on one side in brown with a bust of Queen Victoria, possibly from Prestonpans
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