- Pattern: Avondale Blue
- Made in England
- Vintage: 1962 – 1970
- Details: This is one of the most loved patterns by J&G Meakin, could it be because of the lovely florals? Or is it the Blue and White that everyone loves? Whatever it is, it is one of our most favorite patterns as well. It is a mix of French Country / Farmhouse that’s hard to resist. Both pieces are stamped on the bottom, the cup is embossed: “J&G Meakin, England”. The saucer is stamped: “Royal Staffordshire, Avondale Ironstone by J.&G. Meakin England”. After 1970, Meakin started adding markings such as ‘permanent colours’ , ‘everlasting colour’, or ‘dishwasher proof’ to their backstamps, so we have dated this set prior up to 1970 but after 1962 (a different stamp was used before 1962). There are some condition issues, please see “Condition” below.
- Material: Ironstone
- Dimensions: Cup: 3.0 inches Tall, 3 1/8 inches in Diameter (top opening). Saucer: 6.0 inches in Diameter.
- Condition: Vintage – Used. Average Vintage Condition. One of the cups has crazing visible on both the inside and outside, this is expected with age/use/wear. There is also some light red stains inside the cup we were unable to get out. On the other cup there are yellow stains around the cup rim. We know some of you know how to get these stains out of Ironstone, so this may be a non-issue for you. Otherwise, there are no scratches, chips or other damage. The saucers are both in perfect condition. Please review all pictures and make sure you love this item before purchasing, we can’t accept returns. Please remember these are VINTAGE and ANTIQUE items, they are NOT new, every effort has been made to show any scratches, wear and tear and imperfections.
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J. & G. Meakin was an English pottery manufacturing company founded in 1851 and based in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Two brothers, James and George, took over their father’s (James Sr.), pottery that was on Cannon St., but stayed only one year at Cannon St before moving the factory to Market St where they stayed for 7 years. In 1859 they completed a new building with advanced equipment and cutting edge technology and relocated to the now famous Eagle Pottery. In 1887 J & G purchased the Eastwood Pottery from brother Charles Meakin, becoming the largest potting company in Britain, manufacturing wares primarily for export to the US and British Empire Colonies. Meakins remained a family owned business for over 100 years. In 1968 they took over the Midwinter Pottery. In 1970 they were taken over by the Wedgwood group. The Eagle Pottery closed in 2004 when production was transferred overseas.