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"
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Loudon & Russell (Newmains)
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height 250mm, max width 230mm
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Accession number :
SQRTM:0206.24; SQRTM:0206.25
Copyright :
Dumfries & Galloway Council
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