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Delftfield bottle

A tin-glazed earthenware bottle attributed to the Delftfield Pottery, c 1760.

The Delftfield Pottery was opened in the Broomielaw in 1748 to make tin-glazed earthenware - the only Scottish pottery to do so. The company was formed by a group of Glasgow merchants led by Lawrence Dinwiddie (1696-1764), Provost 1742-1744, and his brother Robert (1692-1770) who served as Lieutenant Governor of Virginia 1751-1757. Much of its output was exported to the American colonies. It later expanded into other ceramics such as white stoneware, creamware and pearlware before closing in 1824.

Reference: E.1983.136

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Museums

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