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Decorative Arts


Ashet decorated with view of Stirling Castle


Large shallow oval dish with blue and white floral pattern and view of Stirling Castle in the centre. Pottery like this became popular in 17th and 18th Europe after Chinese blue and white pottery began to be exported. These exports were highly prized and often collected by royalty and the very wealthy. After the initial popularity, Chinese designs were imitated by European manufacturers. Later, inspired by these original techniques and colourways, European manufacturers began to retail domestic and decorative ceramic goods with Western designs.

The Dick Institute
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East Ayrshire Council