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J & G Meakin Blue Nordic plate - After 1970

J & G Meakin Blue Nordic plate
    J & G Meakin Blue Nordic plate

The Wedgwood Museum's collections include not only pieces of Wedgwood but also items made by Wedgwood's subsidiary firms, both before and after their amalgamation into the Wedgwood Group. This J & G Meakin plate dating from the 1970s is in Blue Nordic pattern on Classic shape.

The Wedgwood Museum's collections include not only pieces of Wedgwood but also items made by Wedgwood's subsidiary firms, both before and after their amalgamation into the Wedgwood Group. This J & G Meakin plate dating from the 1970s is in Blue Nordic pattern on Classic shape. Introduced in 1964 this item would appear to be from production after 1970 as the backstamp includes the phrase 'dishwasher proof'.

  • Type of object: Dinner ware/plate
  • Mark: (J G cypher device)
    CLASSIC
    J.&G. MEAKIN
    ENGLAND
    BLUE NORDIC
    HAND ENGRAVING
    DISHWASHER PROOF
    ENGLISH IRONSTONE
    [Printed in grey]
  • Year produced: After 1970
  • Body: ironstone
  • Glaze: white
  • Material: ceramic
  • Decoration: under-glaze blue-painted and printed
  • Accession number: 12577b
  • Dimensions: 219 mm (diameter), 22 mm (depth)

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  • J & G Meakin

    J & G Meakin

    J & G Meakin was founded in 1851. The factory became known for producing vast quantities of cheap ironstone china for the home and export markets.

    The firm joined the Wedgwood Group of companies in 1970, which in turn became Waterford Wedgwood plc in later years. Production under the Meakin name ceased in 2000, and their long established works - Eagle Pottery - continued to produce products for Johnson Brothers until all production was moved overseas in 2004. The Eagle Works was demolished in 2005.