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J & G Meakin platter - After 1939

J & G Meakin platter
    J & G Meakin platter

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 platter is an example of their 'Jacobean Ware'. Jacobean ware was only produced between 1939 and 1944. The design is transfer printed and gilded. The pattern is unknown.

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 platter is an example of their 'Jacobean Ware'. Jacobean ware was only produced between 1939 and 1944. The design is transfer printed and gilded. The pattern is unknown. The backstamp incorporates the SOL mark and rising sun device that was first used by Meakin in c.1912.

  • Type of object: Dinner ware/platter
  • Mark: RD17418
    JACOBEAN
    WARE
    REGD SOL 391413
    [Rising sun with candlestick at either side device]
    J&G MEAKIN
    ENGLAND
    [Printed in black]
    8
    [Impressed]
  • Year produced: After 1939
  • Body: ironstone
  • Glaze: clear glaze
  • Material: ceramic
  • Decoration: transfer-printed, gilded, edge-lined
  • Accession number: 12517
  • Dimensions: 269 mm (length), 206 mm (width), 21 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.