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made at Robert Heron's Fife Pottery

Postcard of Wemyss ware tray.
© National Museums Scotland

Wemyss ware tray

This Wemyss ware tray was made between around 1883 and 1930 at Robert Heron & Sons' pottery at Kirkcaldy in Fife. It was hand-painted by Karel Nekola and was part of a breakfast set that also comprised a teapot, cup and saucer, sugar bowl and milk jug.

The tray is hand-painted with three cockerels among grass.

Heron's Fife Pottery is perhaps best known for its brightly painted, highly fashionable and expensive Wemyss Ware. The characteristic freely-painted decoration was introduced by Karel Nekola, a Czech who arrived in Kirkcaldy in 1883.

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Online ID: 000-100-103-117-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.1994.297
Date: c.1883 - c.1930
Material: Earthenware. Inscription: KN; WEMYSS WARE / RH&S
What: Heart tray
Subject: Post-medieval pottery and porcelain
Who: Karel Nekola (Decorator)
Professor Peter H. Davis (Collector and owner)
Robert Heron and Sons, Fife Pottery, Kirkcaldy (Maker)
Where: Scotland, Fife, Kirkcaldy (Fife Pottery)
Description: Earthenware heart tray, hand-painted, by Karel Nekola, with three cockerels among grass, by Robert Heron and Son, Fife Pottery, Kirkcaldy, 1883 - 1930
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