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J & G Meakin bowl - After 1957

J & G Meakin bowl, © Wedgwood Museum
    J & G Meakin bowl
    © Wedgwood Museum

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 bowl is on Grace/Lyric 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 bowl is on Grace/Lyric shape. Grace/Lyric was introduced as a shape by Meakin in 1957 and was initially aimed at Meakin's Canadian market. Meakin introduced a range of patterns on the Grace/Lyric shape that had floral designs set against a cross-hatch background on their flatware and holloware which was decorated with bold white interiors and single-coloured exteriors. Collectively these became known as the 'Crofter patterns' and proved successful with the public. Although this bowl's pattern is not known it is likely to have been one of these Crofter patterns.

  • Type of object: Teaware/sugar bowl
  • Mark: J.&G. MEAKIN
    ENGLAND
    [Impressed]
  • Year produced: After 1957
  • Body: ironstone
  • Glaze: white, black
  • Material: ceramic
  • Accession number: 12540
  • Dimensions: 116 mm (diameter), 65 mm (height)

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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.