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J & G Meakin Country Lane side plate - After 1975

J & G Meakin Country Lane side plate
    J & G Meakin Country Lane side 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 from post 1975 is in their Country Lane pattern on Trend 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 from post 1975 is in their Country Lane pattern on Trend shape. Trend was introduced in 1975 but an introduction date for this pattern isn't known. The design features a spray of wheat and grasses in brown on a brownish white coloured ground. There is also a brown band on the border. Dating this pattern is complicated as Meakin had another, completely different polychrome pattern also called Country Lane.

  • Type of object: Dinner ware/side plate
  • Mark: Country Lane
    MADE IN ENGLAND
    BY
    J&G MEAKIN
    DISHWASHER DETERGENT
    AND MICROWAVE PROOF
    [Printed in grey]
  • Year produced: After 1975
  • Body: stoneware
  • Glaze: white
  • Material: ceramic
  • Decoration: lithographed
  • Accession number: 12522
  • Dimensions: 180 mm (diameter), 20 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.