Blue transfer printed pearlware tankard, ‘Northern Scenery’, ‘Dunolly Castle, near Oban’, J.M. & S. c.1841-1860. AP/1463.


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Pearlware tankard with a blue transfer printed scene of a ruined castle on a rocky hill by a body of water. There are also three sail boats and a rowing boat with two figures (one of whom is wearing a kilt). The base has a printed mark which gives the name of the scene and the makers name: “NORTHERN | SCENERY’, ‘J M & S’, ‘Dunolly Castle near Oban’, and ‘C’.

The mark is attributed to John Meir & Son, Tunstall, c.1841-1897. (Godden 2000).
The scene is based on engravings in William Beattie’s ‘Scotland: Illustrated in a Series of Views Taken Expressly for this Work by Messrs Allom, W. H. Bartlett and H. McCullock’, published in London in 1838. “Dunolly Castle stands in ruins on a bluff overlooking the Firth of Lorne. Built in the 11th or 12th centuries it was a stronghold of the McDougalls.” (‘The Dictionary of Blue and White Printed Pottery 1780-1880 Volume I’. Coysh and Henrywood, 2001).

Pot ID: AP/1463
Dimensions: 112 mm high to top of handle.
Net Weight (grams): 400

Condition Report:

Weight 755 g