Bowknot Ironstone PlatterThis platter was made by the J.& G. Meakin Pottery company when it was in its infancy--the early 1850's. It has wonderful size at 18 and 1/2 inches long by 13 and 1/4 inches wide. The simple, slightly raised bowknots are unusual and appealing. They were not easy to photograph but t are six of them around the perimeter and they are each two and one half inches long. The only mark is an impressed oval: J & G Meakin/ Pearl China. This is their earliest mark. In excellent condition, t are no chips or cracks. A couple tiny impurities or bubble pops which have discolored are noted on the edges and on the face of the platter along with one pin-prick size bubble pop which has absorbed a tiny stain less than 1/8 inch in diameter. This is shown in the fourth picture. Another much lighter discoloration is also on the front of the platter, and is about 3/8 inch in diameter. Guaranteed old and original. I describe my items as accurately as possible. Any faults or damage that would affect monetary value are noted. Please email any questions prior to the end of the auction and I will answer if and when available. Buyer to pay actual shipping and insurance. Payment is expected within 7 days of the auction's end. Paypal, cashier's check, money order and personal check are accepted, credit cards through Paypal only. Personal checks have to clear before item is mailed. Indiana residents pay 6% sales tax.