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J & G Meakin Chequers bowl - After 1970

J & G Meakin Chequers bowl
    J & G Meakin Chequers bowl

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 dating from the 1970s shows the Prime Minister's country home Chequers in Elizabethan or Jacobean times on Romantic England 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 dating from the 1970s shows the Prime Minister's country home Chequers in Elizabethan or Jacobean times on Romantic England shape. Romantic England was manufactured from 1950 to 1980 and featured thirty-five different scenes of England with subjects including Anne Hathaway's Cottage, Windsor Castle and Durham Cathedral. In style it was very similar to Meakin's Merrie England range. Romantic England was available in two seperate colour ways, pink or olive green. This is clearly an item produced from c. 1970 onwards as the backstamp includes the information that the item is 'Dishwasher safe'.

  • Type of object: Dessert ware/bowl
  • Mark: ROMANTIC ENGLAND
    (Scroll device)
    BUCKINGHAMSHIRE
    CHEQUERS
    ENGLISH IRONSTONE
    DISHWASHER
    SAFE
    J.& G. MEAKIN
    ENGLAND
    [Printed in grey]
  • Year produced: After 1970
  • Body: ironstone
  • Glaze: white
  • Material: ceramic
  • Decoration: transfer-printed
  • Accession number: 12557
  • Dimensions: 160 mm (diameter), 35 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.