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Date: 1850-1860 ca

Media: earthenware, enamel, glaze

Size: h(cm) : 2.9 x diam(cm) : 19.1 x h(in) : 1 1/8,h(cm

Acquired: 1938; Purchase

Accession Number: NMW A 32040

This plate is decorated with a transfer print depicting a woman feeding chickens. The Ynysmeudwy Pottery produced domestic earthenware and architectural ceramics from about 1845 to 1875. It was situated on the Swansea Canal at Ynysmeudwy, near Pontardawe, ten miles north east of Swansea.


Sara Huws Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales Staff
3 January 2017, 15:09

Hi there Mark

To follow up - there isn't much written about the Ynysmeudwy pottery, but we have two books in our library which would give you more information about how scarce or valuable they are: 'Ynysmeudwy and the Williamses' by Mike Trew and 'Welsh Ceramics in Context Part 2' by Jonathan Gray (ed.) - you would be very welcome to come and have a look at the books. You can make an appointment to visit our Library by getting in touch.

There is also an article in Minerva (1995), available in the library here if need be, but also online via the National Library: Ynysmeudwy Pottery

All the best and thanks again for the enquiry,

Digital Team

Sara Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales Staff
3 January 2017, 09:51

Hi there Mark

Thanks for your enquiry - what a great piece of history to have on your doorstep. I have passed your message on to the Department of Art and will post their reply here.

All the best

Digital Team

mark vincent
1 January 2017, 22:43
I seen some of the pottery in a book and could not believe how lovely it was ,and to think I live near by and didn't not know of this
pottery and even more not many locals know of this place .I would like to know are there many pieces of pottery still about and if so are they valueable.
thanks m vincent
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