Soup plate (detail)

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Postcard of Soup plate (detail).
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Soup plate (detail)

This detail shows the mark of R.A. Kidston & Company of the Verreville Pottery in Glasgow. It is on the base of a transfer-printed earthenware soup plate which dates from around 1840 and was exported to South East Asia.

The mark consists of the pattern name 'SYRIAN' and the company initials 'R A K & Co' within an oval frame of fine scroll pattern.

Robert Kidston helped run the Verreville Pottery at Finnieston on the Clyde from 1827. He took over as sole owner in 1838. Robert Cochran became his partner in 1845 and two years later Cochran took over the company as Robert Cochran & Co.

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Online ID: 000-190-002-169-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEK 623
Date: 1850 - 1900
Around 1840
Material: Earthenware. Inscription: SYRIAN / R A K & C
Dimensions: 320 mm
What: Plate, soup
Subject: Post-medieval pottery and porcelain (NMAS Classification)
Who: R.A. Kidston and Co. Ltd (Maker)
Description: Earthenware soup dish with a slightly out turned plain rim and a branch of foliage in the centre, by R.A. Kidston and Co. Ltd about 1850 - 1900 for export to south-east Asia
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