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J & G Meakin Fleur side plate - After 1970

J & G Meakin Fleur side plate
    J & G Meakin Fleur 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 side plate from the 1970s is in their Fleur pattern on Habitat 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 side plate from the 1970s is in their Fleur pattern on Habitat shape. Habitat bore a large resemblance to Midwinter's MQ2 shape - reflecting that the same designers were working across different firms which were part of the Wedgwood group. Fleur is a typical 1980s pattern featuring stylised floral sprays in green, yellow and orange on a white ground. Fleur was designed by Jessie Tait. This piece displays the Meakin backstamp but is missing the second overprinted stamp featuring both the pattern name and the 'Bull in a china shop' logo that can be found on other side plates in this pattern.

  • Type of object: Dinner ware/side plate
  • Mark: J & G
    Meakin
    ENGLAND
    IRONSTONE
    [Printed in grey]
    FLEUR
    (Bull device)
    [Printed in black]
  • Year produced: After 1970
  • Body: ironstone
  • Glaze: white
  • Material: ceramic
  • Decoration: lithographed
  • Accession number: 12572L
  • Dimensions: 177 mm (diameter), 19 mm (depth)

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  • Jessie Tait Designer

    Jessie Tait - Designer (1928 - 2010)

    Dorothy Jessie Tait was a prolific English ceramic designer working in Stoke-on-Trent from the 1940s to the 1980s. She worked principally for Midwinter, and subsequently J&G Meakin and Johnson Brothers.

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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.