Cake stand

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Made in Glasgow

Postcard of Cake stand.
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Cake stand

This porcelain cake stand, also known as a comport, is one of four from a dessert service made by Glasgow potters J. and M.P. Bell & Co. The company started producing this type of porcelain service in the 1860s.

The pink and white comport has a foot with a circular base and is decorated with a hand-painted view of Scottish scenery.

John and Matthew Perston Bell's company became one of the biggest and best-known potteries in Scotland. In production by 1842, the Glasgow Pottery, or 'Bells' as it was more commonly known, made a wide range of wares.

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Online ID: 000-190-000-764-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEK 1140
Date: Around 1860s
Material: Pink porcelain
Dimensions: 51 mm H x 235 mm rim D x 140 mm base D
What: Comport
Subject: Post-medieval pottery and porcelain (NMAS Classification)
Who: J. and M.P. Bell and Co. (Maker)
Description: One of four low comports from a pink porcelain plate service, by J. and M.P. Bell and Co.
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