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J & G Meakin Summertime saucer - After 1962

J & G Meakin Summertime saucer
    J & G Meakin Summertime saucer

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 the 1960s is in Summertime 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 the 1960s is in Summertime 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. Summertime was introduced in 1962 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 Rock Fern. Collectively these became known as the 'Crofter patterns' and proved successful with the public. Summertime's holloware had a contrasting design of a plain bright yellow exterior and a plain white interior, meaning that the combination of the cup and saucer would appear striking.

  • Type of object: Teaware/saucer
  • Mark: REGD SOL 391413
    [Rising sun device]
    J.&G. MEAKIN
    ENGLAND
    [Printed in grey]
  • Year produced: After 1962
  • Body: ironstone
  • Glaze: white
  • Material: ceramic
  • Decoration: transfer-printed
  • Accession number: 12523
  • Dimensions: 165 mm (diameter), 20 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.