Ashet (detail)

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made in Glasgow

Postcard of Ashet (detail).
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Ashet (detail)

The detail shows the mark of the Glasgow potters, J. & M.P. Bell & Company. It is on the base of a transfer-printed earthenware ashet which dates from between 1842 and 1880.

There were many variations in Bell's marks. This one consists of a decorated bracelet with the pattern name 'BRACELET' in the centre. Underneath the bracelet are the company's initials 'J. & M.P.B. & Co.'

Like many other potteries in the second half of the 19th century, Bell's most popular ware was transfer-printed earthenware, which was durable, decorative and affordable by the masses. Some designs were extremely well produced.

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Online ID: 000-190-002-185-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEK 834
Date: 1842 - 1880
Between 1842 and 1880
Material: Grey / white transfer printed earthenware. Inscription: BRACELET / J and M P B & Co / JB / 12
Dimensions: 175 mm x 237 mm (base); 275 mm x 335 mm (rim?)
What: Ashet
Subject: Post-medieval pottery and porcelain (NMAS Classification)
Who: J. and M.P. Bell and Co. (Maker)
Where: Scotland, Lanarkshire, Glasgow
Description: Ashet of grey white transfer-printed earthenware, with a flat rim decorated with borders of geometric pattern, by J. and M.P. Bell and Co., Glasgow, 1842 - 1880
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