Soup plate (detail)

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made in Glasgow

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Soup plate (detail)

This detail shows two marks of the Britannia Pottery Company Ltd in Glasgow. One mark is transfer-printed, the other impressed. They are on the base of a transfer-printed earthenware soup plate dating from the 1920s.

The transfer-printed mark consists of a seated figure of Britannia in a circle surrounded by the text 'B.P.Co. Ltd/MADE IN SCOTLAND'. Above is the name of the finish of the plate - 'SCOTCH IVORY'. The impressed mark is 'IVORY'.

Scotland's once great pottery industry suffered greatly with the loss of export markets caused by World War I and the Depression of the 1920s. The economic crisis of the inter-war years destroyed virtually every Glasgow pottery.

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Online ID: 000-190-002-181-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEK 818
Date: 1920s
Material: Cream glazed earthenware. Inscription: SCOTCH IVORY / B.P.Co. LTD / MADE IN SCOTLAND / IVORY
Dimensions: 225 mm D
What: Plate, soup
Subject: Post-medieval pottery and porcelain (NMAS Classification)
Who: Britannia Pottery Co. Ltd (Maker)
Where: Scotland, Lanarkshire, Glasgow
Description: Cream glazed earthenware soup plate with a transfer-printed centre showing a tree with coloured flowers and foliage, made by the Britannia Pottery Company Ltd, Glasgow, 1920s
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