Bottle (2 of 2)

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Postcard of Bottle (2 of 2).
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Bottle (2 of 2)

This shows one side of a glazed stoneware bottle which dates from the first half of the 19th century. The bottle is shaped like a mason's mell - a tool used with a chisel in order to split a stone.

The bottle is decorated with various masonic emblems.

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Online ID: 000-190-002-182-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEK 83
Date: First half of the 19th century
Material: Glazed earthenware. Inscription: JAMES MELVILLE / STEAMER / "QUEEN"
Dimensions: 2600 mm H x 1850 mm D
What: Bottle
Subject: Post-medieval pottery and porcelain (NMAS Classification)
Who: James Melville (Inscribed on the bottle)
Description: Glazed earthenware bottle in the shape of a mason's mell, with various underglaze decorations on the body and the words JAMES MELVILLE STEAMER and QUEEN
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