Mauchline ware bucket

Miniature pail or bucket, complete with brass metal handle.  The black transfer on the front illustrates the ruins of the Burns family church.   W & A Smith of Mauchline, Ayrshire developed the manufacture of transfer printed treen, or wooden ware which became highly popular as gifts and souvenirs. Later, they used photographs instead of transfers.
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W & A Smith
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height 55mm, diameter (rim) 49mm
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wood, sycamore, red metal (handle)
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Dumfries & Galloway Council
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