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J & G Meakin Royal Staffordshire Old Pekin side plate - After 1975

J & G Meakin Royal Staffordshire Old Pekin side plate
    J & G Meakin Royal Staffordshire Old Pekin 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 Old Pekin pattern in green 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 Old Pekin pattern in green on Liberty shape. Old Pekin was introduced in c.1975 and was produced in green, brown or blue. The octagonal plates have floral corners joined by patterned bands, a central floral motif with octagonal patterned outline.

  • Type of object: Dinner ware/side plate
  • Mark: ROYAL STAFFORDSHIRE
    (Bell device)
    OLD PEKIN
    IRONSTONE
    J.&.G. MEAKIN
    ENGLAND
    (In a shield cartouche)
    DISHWASHER SAFE
    [Printed in grey]
  • Year produced: After 1975
  • Body: ironstone
  • Glaze: white
  • Material: ceramic
  • Decoration: lithographed
  • Accession number: 12586
  • 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.