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J & G Meakin Royal Staffordshire Innocence side plate - After 1970

J & G Meakin Royal Staffordshire Innocence side plate
    J & G Meakin Royal Staffordshire Innocence 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 Innocence pattern on Liberty 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 Innocence pattern on Liberty shape. Liberty incorporated octagonal forms, which are especially evident on flatware. The Innocence pattern incorporates a deep basket-patterned rim and central 'Indian' tree in brown on a white ground. Liberty was introduced after 1968, and the introduction date of the Innocence pattern is not known. It is likely that this item dates from post 1970 due to the fact that the backstamp incorporates the term 'Dishwasher safe'.

  • Type of object: Dinner ware/side plate
  • Mark: ROYAL STAFFORDSHIRE
    (Bell device)
    INNOCENCE
    IRONSTONE
    J.&.G. MEAKIN
    ENGLAND
    (In a shield cartouche)
    DISHWASHER SAFE
    [Printed in grey]
  • Year produced: After 1970
  • Body: ironstone
  • Glaze: white
  • Material: ceramic
  • Decoration: lithographed
  • Accession number: 12526
  • Dimensions: 176 mm (length), 176 mm (width), 16 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.