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Sanquhar pottery

Vases

Period:
19th Century
Description:

Decorative vases made from Sanquhar clay.  Part of a set.  The text of a letter explains it's origins:

 

"This set of antique ornaments, - the workmanship of Messrs Loudon & Russell of Newmains, - is made from clay dug out of the Sanquhar Moor.

 

The clay was first recovered by may Father, - William Wilson, Bookseller, Sanquhar, - who arranged for these ornaments to be made along with a few vases, flower pots, teapots (in all 25 articles) and submitted them to the Town Council, of which he is a member, in order to show the quality of the clay.

 

These ornaments with the vases &c. are the first articles which have been made from the clay.

 

Tom Wilson, Sanquhar, 1st September, 1884"

Place of Production:
Newmains
Materials/Media:
clay
Dimensions:
height 250mm, max width 230mm
Source:
Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum
Accession number:
SQRTM:0206.24; SQRTM:0206.25
Digital Number:
SQPO011n
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council