Tuesday, August 5, 2014

J & G Meakin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
             Courtesy of:  http://www.thepotteries.org/mark/m/meakin_jg.html  


             
  J&G Meakinwas a pottery company founded in 1851.                                                                                                                                                      
In the 19th century, J. & G. Meakin was known for the vast quantities china it produced for the domestic English market and for export .
From around 1970, the newer wares can be distinguished by backstamp markings such as 'permanent colours' or 'dishwasher proof'.
J & G Meakin had close family and business connections with the pottery Johnson Brothers, and Alfred Meakin, which explains why many patterns are very similar.
Johnson Brothers, originally a British tableware manufacturer, was noted for its early introduction of ''semi porcelain'' tableware. Some of its designs, "Eternal Beau", "Dawn", "Old Britain Castles" and "Historic America", achieved widespread popularity and are still collected today.
The company's name derives from the names of the company's founders. Their father married the daughter of a master potter, Alfred .
The firm was taken over by the Wedgwood group  in 1970. In 2000 production under the Meakin name ceased and their long-established works, Eagle Pottery, was then used for the production of Johnson Bros pottery. Eagle Pottery closed in 2004 when production was transferred abroad; the works were demolished in 2005.

J & G Meakin (Ltd) Marks
Courtesy ofhttp://www.thepotteries.org/mark/m/meakin_jg.html
J & G Meakin (Ltd) 
1851 -
mainly at the Eagle and Eastwood pottery works, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. 
Note marks without "England" pre-date 1890.
Mark
Description & date
J & G MEAKIN
[JGM 1]
simple name identifier -
 either printed or impressed.

[JGM 2]



[JGM 3]

[JGM 4]



The Royal Arms used in pre 1890 marks.

JGM 4 printed marks has an impressed
 mark associated with it which reads:

"J & G MEAKIN
IRONSTONE CHINA" 

[JGM 5]
 From now on the addition of "England" 
denotes a
 post 1890 date.

[JGM 6]

c.1890+

[JGM 7]

c.1890+ 

"Rosalie" is the pattern name


[JGM 8]

c.1890+

Use of the "modern" form of the
 Royal Arms



[JGM 9]

c.1907+


[JGM 10]

c.1912+

Examples of Sunshine series 1912 and on 


References

   http://www.thepotteries.org/mark/m/meakin_jg.html                                                                                              http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._%26_G._Meakin                                                                      https://sites.google.com/site/meakinchina                                
                                        http://www.thepotteries.org/mark/j/johnson_brothers.html