- Object Name: bin
- Accession Number: 1995.489.1
- Date: Made in the first half of the nineteenth century
- Description: Earthenware breadbin. Prestonpans ware? This earthenware breadbin was made from moulded panels. It has brown and green glaze over relief of acorns and oak leaves. The glaze has run in firing to give an attractive 'streaky' effect. All edges and rims, and both small handles are decorated with `bare twig` reliefs. Under colour, inside, out and base, is yellow.
The moulded acorn and leaf pattern on this breadbin is similar to shreds which have been found near Prestongrange. This suggests that articles like this might have been manufactured by Gordons' Pottery, although the decoration itself is suggestive of other manufactures.
This earthenware breadbin was made from moulded panels decorated in relief with acorns and oak leaves and edged with 'bare twigs'. The ground colour is pale yellow and the outside has been highlighted with green and brown glazes, which have run in firing to give an attractive 'streaky' effect.
It is very difficult to give an exact source for many domestic ceramics that are known to be Scottish. Workers moved from works to works taking their skills with them and the inventories of failed manufacturers were often bought and used by their neighbours.
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