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J & G Meakin Shangri-La serving platter - After 1965

J & G Meakin Shangri-La serving platter
    J & G Meakin Shangri-La serving 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 from the 1960s is in their Shangri-La pattern on Studio 2 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 platter from the 1960s is in their Shangri-La pattern on Studio 2 shape. Studio 2 shape was launched in 1964 and took its name from a previous Meakin shape range - Studio Ware. Shangri-La originated as a pattern slightly earlier in 1959 when it was used on Meakin's Grace/Lyric shape.

  • Type of object: Dinner ware/platter
  • Mark: (JG cypher device)
    STUDIO
    J.&G. MEAKIN
    ENGLAND
    [Printed in black]
  • Year produced: After 1965
  • Body: ironstone
  • Glaze: white
  • Material: ceramic
  • Decoration: lithographed, edge-lined
  • Accession number: 12548
  • Dimensions: 320 mm (length), 240 mm (width), 26 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.