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J & G Meakin plate

J & G Meakin plate
    J & G Meakin 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 is decorated with an unknown pattern.

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 is decorated with an unknown pattern. The backstamp incorporates the SOL mark and rising sun device that was first used by Meakin in c.1912.

  • Type of object: Teaware/tea plate
  • Mark: BY
    REGD SOL 391413
    [Rising sun device]
    J&G MEAKIN
    ENGLAND
    [Printed in blue]
    8
    [Impressed]
    II
    [Painted in gold]
  • Body: ironstone
  • Glaze: clear glaze
  • Material: ceramic
  • Decoration: moulded, edge-lined, colour washed
  • Accession number: 12524
  • Dimensions: 175 mm (diameter), 15 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.