Vintage English White Ironstone Water Pitcher A. Meakin

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  • Item Category: Ceramics
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jun 17,2007
  • Channel: Online Auction

Vintage

English White Ironstone

Water Pitcher

Alfred Meakin
Prior to indoor plumbing, a large bowl was used for

washing face and hands and the water was carried

to the bowl with a large pitcher or ewer.

This is a wash water pitcher that measures 10." from handle

to the generous pouring lip x 7." wide x 11.5" tall

with a scalloped rim and foot ring,

an ornate handle with a thumb rest and a backstamp showing

a crown, a shield, a standing lion & unicorn

and it reads:

ROYAL IRONSTONE CHINA

ALFRED MEAKIN, LTd

ENGLAND

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...and a stamped imprint;

CX

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In Jean Wetherbee's book "A Second Look At White Ironstone"

she references Alfred Meakin as a producer of white ironstone

in Tunstall, England starting in 1875 and is still in production.

This piece dates from the turn of the century, probably early 1900's.

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Very good condition.

T are two smooth surface chips

on the outer edge of the right side rim.

The larger of the two is shown in the last image.

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Packaged Priority Mail shipping weight is 6.9 pounds.

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