Search Results

Punch bowl, made at Portobello, Midlothian

< 1 of 1 > Back
Postcard of Punch bowl, made at Portobello, Midlothian.
© National Museums Scotland

Punch bowl, made at Portobello, Midlothian

This creamware punch bowl was made in 1825, probably at Thomas Rathbone's Pottery at Portobello in Midlothian.

The bowl is hand painted with a whaling ship and the words 'Success to the Whale Fishers / George & Janet Thomson 1825'. Thomson was the master of an Aberdeen whaler, the 'Bonnycord'.

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

Record details

To search on related items, click any linked text below.

Online ID: 000-100-003-263-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
Project description | View all records in project
Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEK 244
Date: 1825
Material: Cream glazed earthenware. Inscription: Well Fish'd / Bonnycord; Success to the Whale Fishers; George & Janet Thomson 1825
Dimensions: 127 mm H x 170 mm D (base) x 290 mm D (rim)
What: Punchbowl
Subject: Post-medieval pottery and porcelain (NMAS Classification)
Who: George Thomson (Inscribed on the punchbowl)
Janet Thomson (Inscribed on the punchbowl)
Description: Cream glazed earthenware punchbowl, painted with flowers, and inside the bowl a three-masted ship, "The Bonnycord" and inscribed "George and Janet Thomson 1825"
Related Records:
< 1 of 1 > Back
Powered by Scran