Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Antique Find! White Ironstone Scottish Hen-On-Nest

The antique show last weekend yielded several treasures.   Today I am sharing my favorite white ironstone find.   It is a Scottish Hen-On-Nest.

I know she will wind up in my new kitchen.   There is no connection in any of the pieces I purchased at the show, other than I do like things to be at least 100 years old, and I lean towards pottery.  Usually you see the Staffordshire pieces.   Sometimes you see some German pieces (tip:  those tend to be bisque)

This piece is marked John Thomson & Sons, Annfield, Glasgow, circa 1860-1880.

They also painted the hen-on-nest.   The Scottish Pottery society calls this one majolica.

I think I like my white better, at least today!  I need to find more white ironstone to keep mine company.

There's more.  I shared the platter already.
Stay tuned for more!


  1. I haven't seen an all-white hen on nest before!

  2. I had never seen the all white hen, either. Stunning. Like your arrangement of the three