Meakin named for brothers John and George Meakin , which was founded in 1851 and ran both the Eagle and the Eastwood works in Hanley, Staffordshire. By 1850 at least twelve English factories were making this pattern, and by the 1870s it was a popular pattern in many countries. Tea leaf ironstone dishes are named for their decorations. A good size, it could also be used as a Sauce Boat. Art Deco designs were manufactured. This idea was translated into the pattern of dishes known as tea leaf.
Click on any of the top titles to sort. The motif was normally produced in copper lustre although examples of gold lustre have been found — the design was consequently also known as Lustre Spray. Alfred Meakin Royal Albert Works, Tunstall The Pottery Gazette, American and Canadian Edition, January 1st 1880 1875 — 1897 Alfred Meakin 1897 — 1913 Alfred Meakin Ltd. Their products were used on public transport such as the Flying Scotsman. Decorated with a border pattern of flowers and garlands. The majority of Myott-Meakin production was exported.
Didn't know it was rare tho! The pieces are hand-painted with freely-drawn bright orange flowers - possibly nasturtiums - green leaves, black details and feathered green borders. It is very difficult to sell sets of china unless they are very special, and while this one is attractive and has some nice pieces the three covered bowls and the platters are a big plus , it is not one of those exceptional sets that can bring thousands of dollars when sold. Sugar Bowl height 4 cm; diameter 8. Pot Height excluding lid 16 cm; diameter 11 cm at base, 8. There was a superstition that it was lucky if a whole tea leaf unfolded at the bottom of your cup. A Meakin Ltd Alfred Meakin Tunstall Ltd Tunstall 1875 1976 Alfred Meakin Ltd was set up in 1875 and operated from the , and in Tunstall.
The value of Alfred Meakin china depends on a number of variables. The company appears to have been the amalgamation of three separate factories Royal, Victoria and Highgate Potteries. Together they weigh 408 gms and the estimated packaged weight is 750 gms. According to an 1881 advertisement, Alfred Meakin manufactured ironstone china and white granite ware, suitable for export. There are many variations of tea leaf designs, such as Teaberry, Pepper Leaf, and Gold Leaf.
Alfred Meakin was the brother of who ran a large pottery company in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. Tiles were also manufactured by Alfred Meakin from the 1890s featuring art nouveau floral designs and the company were still reported as being involved in tile making in 1922. See more ideas about Alfred meakin, Vintage dishware and Dish sets. Wow, I have this, with a woven blue clip on handle- it's one of my favourite possessions! In olive green with a cream interior and gold trim. Together with other simple designs it supplemented the plain white ironstone which was in common use in America. In addition to wares for export, ordinary domestic and traditional tablewares were made, such as the Bleu de Roi dinner ware, presented to King George V and Queen Mary on their 1913 Royal Visit to the pottery. The families of Meakin, Johnson, Ridgway and Pearson were all related and their activities intertwined.
The tea leaf was always a luster glaze on early wares, although now some pieces are made with a brown tea leaf. Meakin is a very important name in the history of English ceramics. In noticing that the plates had the words dishwasher and detergent safe written on the back of them, the appraiser determined that the plates were manufactured in the fairly recent past. Unfortunately, we cannot tell from the photographs whether these pieces are blue or green, but we are going to assume they are green. Ltd Hampson refers to Interpace Corporation of Parsippany, New Jersey, owning both Myott since 1969 and Alfred Meakin. Each piece is decorated with a bold sunflower pattern.
The cheerful floral design is from the firm's 'Sunshine' range, produced from around the 1940s. The company employed 1,000 in 1973, and 2,000 in 1977. The pieces are all in very good order, with slight wear only to the side plate, which has three tiny spots in the glaze and a faint stain, all barely noticeable - and no chips or cracks. According to an article in a Press of Atlantic City website, Meakin china dinner plates bearing the Birds of America pattern features floral designs and replications of engravings found in French artist James Audubon's color-plate folio. It was estimated that the plates were made in the 1970s, and, consequently, they weren't determined to be very valuable. Alfred John's uncle Robert Johnson bought the company for his son Stuart Johnson and it stayed in the Johnson family's hands until 1976 when it became Myott-Meakin before becoming part of the Churchill Group.
The particular item, the design and when it was manufactured all factor into determining the value of the china. The saucer and plate are marked with Sunshine, Regd. Decorated with a border pattern of flowers and garlands. See more ideas about Alfred meakin, Vintage dishware and Dish sets. . You can sort by any title.