Plate in "Quebec" pattern with scene "Montmorency Falls" - ROM2006_6870_1


Plate in "Quebec" pattern with scene "Montmorency Falls"

Maker: Made by Britannia Pottery (Robert Cochran & Co. and successors, Scottish, 1856-1935), retailed by Francis T. Thomas (Canadian, 1874-1897)
Medium:White earthenware with underglaze transfer-printed decoration
Geography: Made in St. Rollox, Glasgow, Scotland; retailed in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Date: 1880s
1.9 (height) x 17.5 (diameter) cm
Object number: 985.173.22
Credit Line: Gift of Joan Thompson
On view
Gallery Location:Sigmund Samuel Gallery of Canada

Quebec” is a multi-scene pattern based on photographs of Quebec City and its environs. It was commissioned from the Britannia Pottery, one of Scotland’s leading pottery manufacturers, by retailer Francis T. Thomas of Quebec City. No Canadian pottery at the time was capable of making white-bodied earthenwares with transfer-printed decoration. This pattern was popular in the Quebec City region for use as wedding gifts.

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