Abbotsford Ware

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Abbotsford Ware

Brilliantly decorated pottery in the Wemyss style, produced by the Fife Pottery's neighbour and rival, the Kirkcaldy Pottery of David Methven & Sons, in the late 1800's and early 1900's. It is most likely the two establishments used the same decorators, all the owners were cousins. However, Abbotsford does not seem to have produced the large pigs which are the best known Wemyss products. The pottery had no connection at all with Walter Scott except to prove how bankable his name still was 70 years after his death.