Teapot and lid in "Quebec" pattern with scene "Lorette Falls" - ROM2006_6622_1


Teapot and lid in "Quebec" pattern with scene "Lorette Falls"

Maker: Made by Britannia Pottery (Robert Cochran & Co. and successors, Scottish, 1856-1935), retailed by Francis T. Thomas (Canadian, 1874-1897)
Medium:Transfer-printed white earthenware
Geography: Made in St. Rollox, Glasgow, Scotland; retailed in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Date: 1880s
22.5 (height) x 21.0 (width) x 10.0 (depth) cm
Object number: 973.414.102.A
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Jeanne T. Costello
Not on view

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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