One of the hidden highlights of the University of Aberdeen Museums is our Seaton Pottery Collection. We have 116 items relating to Seaton Pottery and I have selected a particular theme from that collection on our lead up to St Valentine’s Day.
Seaton Pottery was in production from 1869 to 1964 based at the east end of Seaton Place East in Aberdeen. Our collections hold a range of the company’s work including flower pots, storage barrels, cheese dishes and flagons.
Many Seaton Pottery dishes are inscribed with women’s names and dates, and we believe this relates to marriages. It is said that it was traditional for future mother in laws to give their new daughters in law a gift of Seaton Pottery. These beautiful gifts give an insight into an old custom and mark someone’s special day in history.
Happy St Valentine’s Day when it comes