Welcome to Flea Market Friday! I think there's another blog somewhere to link to ~ if I can find it I'll add it here later today. Please note: I have to take off for a few hours and will add more items this afternoon.
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I have several Ironstone pieces. Ironstone is so versatile. It looks great in a traditional setting, in a country or primitive kitchen, and especially in a cottage or shabby chic style home. You can't go wrong with Ironstone.
#1 ~ 3 plates / 2 saucers. The saucers are marked "J & G Meakin England", Classic White" and are 5 3/4" across. The cups are marked "J & G Meakin England" and are 3" tall. No chips or cracks, just very light crazing under the glaze. $7 plus shipping
#2 ~ 3 plates / saucers which are marked "Royal Ironstone China" & "Charles Meakin England". They measure 6 1/4" across. No chips or cracks, just a few pit marks. There is some discoloration in one of the saucers, seen in the photo below. I have read that ironstone can be bleached, though I have not tried it. According to antique pottery sources, this is a North Staffordshire pottery mark, which was used at the Burslem Works ca.1870-1882. Charles Meakin's company later went to the Eastwood Pottery, which then became part of his brothers' company, J & G Meakin in 1887. $5 plus shipping
#3 ~ This platter is a large 13 3/4" x 10 3/4". It is octagonal in shape and has a ribbed design around the edge. The stamp on the back reads "Real English Ironstone" "Wm Adams & Sons" "England". On the front, there is a hand painted morning glory. I don't know if this was something done in-house and was discarded or someone has painted it later. There is also a smudge of smokey blue near the ribbed design (lower left in photo). It has a little crack in the smudge, but looks to be under the glaze. Neither the morning glory nor the smudge will wash off. This is still a sweet piece for your vintage / shabby chic / cottage decor. Place a doily on it and serve cookies and tea, or flip it over and display on your wall with the lion and deer crest facing outward. $7 plus shipping