Punch bowl (detail)

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made in Greenock, Renfrewshire

Postcard of Punch bowl (detail).
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Punch bowl (detail)

This detail shows the mark on the base of a transfer-printed and enamelled earthenware punch bowl, made by the Clyde Pottery Company of Greenock in Renfrewshire. The bowl dates from between 1863 and 1900.

The mark consists of a coronet and the Prince of Wales' feathers over a scroll inscribed 'ROYAL BOWL'. Underneath the scroll is the inscription 'C.P.Co.' The Prince of Wales later became Edward VII.

A pottery at Greenock was established in 1815 under the title of 'The Clyde Pottery Company'. It was run by Thomas Shirley & Co from the 1840s until 1857. Thereafter, it continued as the Clyde Pottery Company Ltd until 1863. From then until 1900 it was known as the Clyde Pottery Company and from 1900 until its closure in 1905, it reverted back to Clyde Pottery Company Ltd.

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Online ID: 000-190-002-164-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEK 525
Date: 1863 - 1900
Between 1863 and 1900
Material: Enamelled earthenware. Inscription: ICH DIEN; PRINCE OF WALES; ROYAL BOWL / C.P.Co
Dimensions: 150 mm H x 153 mm D (foot) x 248 mm D (rim)
What: Punch bowl
Subject: Post-medieval pottery and porcelain (NMAS Classification)
Who: Clyde Pottery Co. (Maker)
Prince of Wales
Where: Scotland, Renfrewshire, Greenock
Description: Transfer-printed and enamelled earthenware punch bowl, with a figure of the Prince of Wales on a horse on the inside of the bowl, made by the Clyde Pottery Company, 1863 - 1900
  • Boa V, Denholm P, Quail G. The Clyde Pottery. Greenock 1860-1905. Inverclyde District Libraries: 1987 
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