Some of the wares produced by Bridgeness Pottery
Glasgow International Exhibition 1888
Unmarked but same jug as that in Pottery Gazette 2nd April 1900 (below).
There is a number moulded into the base. It is difficult to read but I think it is Rd No 354963.
Bridgeness Pottery also made a great variety of animal ornaments
e.g. dogs, cats, lions, bears etc.
A selection of their menagerie can be viewed either at the Animals
link in the menu at the top of the page or by using this link:
The production of whiteware was forced upon Bridgeness Pottery when the Board of Trade took control of pottery manufacturing in
A few years later, the pottery became licensed by the Board of Trade to produce undecorated domestic earthenware under the Domestic
Pottery (Manufacture & Supply) Order, 1945. Wares had to be marked with certain letters to indicate the maximum prices that could be
Manufactured at Bridgeness were Group I ware which carried the letter C and Group VI ware (jugs only) which was marked with the
Whiteware was produced until the pottery's closure and this can be seen in the following examples of backstamps.