Float from McNay's Pottery at Bo'ness Fair

Maker
Unknown
Production date
Circa 1930
Description
A float drawn by a well-groomed Clydesdale draught horse is decorated with pottery. There are plates, jugs and upturned pots or vases. The horse's collar, halter and saddle have been decorated also. The horse towers over the carter holding its reins.
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Department
Maker
Production date
Circa 1930
Subject place
Subject notes
Watson McNay left Bo'ness pottery to establish Bridgeness Pottery in 1886. He brought four workers with him. When the Bo'ness Pottery closed in 1899, Bridgeness acquired much of its trade. Bridgeness Pottery closed in the 1950s. It produced tableware and a wide selection of transfer designs and embossed plain whiteware. Whiteware was produced for the armed forces and Woolworth's. It also produced cottage ornaments such as cats, wally dugs and parrots.
Accession number
P13497

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