Physical Description

One white glazed earthenware base fragment of a plate. Has a maker's mark on base (J & M P Bell of Glasgow). Dates to between circa 1881 and 1928. May have had a sparse transfer printed design on base (but not fragment recovered) or on rim.

Physical Description

One white glazed earthenware base fragment of a plate. Has a maker's mark on base (J & M P Bell of Glasgow). Dates to between circa 1881 and 1928. May have had a sparse transfer printed design on base (but not fragment recovered) or on rim.

More Information

  • Collection Names

    Royal Exhibition Building Western Forecourt Collection

  • Collecting Areas

    Public Life & Institutions, Historical Archaeology

  • Acquisition Information

    Transfer from Godden Mackay Logan Heritage Consultants (GML), Department of Archaeology, La Trobe University, Australia Gallery, History & Technology Department, Museum Victoria, 20/11/2009

  • Manufacture Name

    J & M P Bell & Co

  • Manufacture Date

    c 1881-1928

  • Context Number

    H11//

  • Site

    Royal Exhibition Building Western Forecourt

  • Distinguishing Marks

    Maker's mark. Colour of maker's mark print is Saxon Blue. Start date based on Godden's estimate of when this style of mark was used by Bell and may not be completely accurate (see maker's mark type series for comments).

  • Activity

    Food Service

  • Specific Activity

    Plate

  • Decoration

    Glazed

  • Colour

    White

  • Provenance

    Glasgow

  • Classification

    Historical archaeology, Food service, Plate

  • Category

    History & Technology

  • Discipline

    Archaeology - Historical

  • Type of item

    Object

  • References

    Coysh and Henrywood 1982: 38; Poplar Forest 1996: 23; Bell 1995: 28; Godden 1991: 11, 67
    [Book] Coysh, Arthur W. & Henrywood, R K. 1982. The Dictionary of Blue and White Printed Pottery 1780-1880. I., 1982, 38 Pages
    [Book] 1996. Poplar Forest Archaeology Lab and Field Manual., 1996, 23 Pages
    [Book] Bell, Robert C. 1995. Maling and Other Tyneside Pottery., 1995, 28 Pages
    [Book] Godden, Geoffrey A. 1991. Encyclopaedia of British Pottery and Porcelain Marks., 1991, 11, 67 Pages

  • Keywords

    Archaeology, Eating & Dining, Royal Exhibition Building, World Heritage