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Tartanware Money Box

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1965T5233
Collection:Social History - Pinto Collection
Date:1850 - 1900


This novelty tartanware money box was made in Scotland between 1850 and 1900. The label on it states that it was sold by John Wight and Company, Scotland's principal tartan warehouse in Princes Street, Edinburgh. Transfer printed souvenir wares were popular in Victorian times. They were mass produced in inexpensive materials and they appealed to people wanting to take home a souvenir from their holidays.

Purchased from Edward H Pinto, 1965.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Turned. Printed.
Place of Origin:Scotland

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Height:7.8 cm
Diameter:5.8 cm