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J & G Meakin Rock Fern cream jug - After 1958

J & G Meakin Rock Fern cream jug
    J & G Meakin Rock Fern cream jug

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 saucer dating from after 1958 is in Rock Fern pattern on Grace/Lyric 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 saucer dating from after 1958 is in Rock Fern pattern on Grace/Lyric shape. Grace/Lyric was introduced as a shape by Meakin in 1957 and was initially aimed at Meakin's Canadian market. Rock Fern was introduced in 1958 and was one of a range of patterns which featured a floral design set against a cross-hatched background. Other such patterns included Boscobel, Flamenco and Rose Duet. Collectively these became known as the 'Crofter patterns' and proved successful with the public.

  • Type of object: Teaware/cream
  • Mark: REGD SOL 391413
    [Rising sun device]
    J.&G. MEAKIN
    ENGLAND
    [Printed in black]
  • Year produced: After 1958
  • Body: ironstone
  • Glaze: white
  • Material: ceramic
  • Decoration: transfer-printed
  • Accession number: 12609
  • Dimensions: 103 mm (height), 128 mm (approximate width), 92b mm (approximate 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.