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Made at Prestonpans, East Lothian

Postcard of Earthenware ewer.
© National Museums Scotland

Earthenware ewer

This earthenware ewer was made between around 1835 to 1839 at George Gordon's factory at Prestonpans in East Lothian. The factory also produced a matching washbowl.

The ewer has a transfer-printed pattern of the 'Lady of the Lake'. The inspiration for the print was Sir Walter Scott's epic poem centred round the Trossachs.

Good supplies of coal and clay and easy transport by sea meant that the south side of the Firth of Forth was an ideal location for potteries to develop. Small-scale works existed there from the 17th century and larger factories developed from around 1750

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Online ID: 000-100-003-549-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.1991.7
Date: Between 1835 and 1839
c. 1835 - 1839
Material: Glazed earthenware
Dimensions: 213 mm max H x 226 mm max W x 111 mm max foot D
What: Ewer
Subject: Post-medieval pottery and porcelain (NMAS Classification)
Who: George Gordon, Prestonpans (Maker)
Lady of the Lake
Where: Scotland, East Lothian, Prestonpans
Description: Glazed earthenware ewer with blue and white transfer-printed pattern - Lady of the Lake, by George Gordon of Prestonpans, c. 1835 - 1839
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