Stratford Stage Brown Pattern, J. & G. Meakin, Vintage Ironstone Coffee Pot

J. & G. Meakin, Vintage Ironstone Coffee Pot, Stratford Stage Brown Pattern


J. & G. Meakin was an English pottery founded in 1851 and based in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. This white ironstone coffee pot was produced under their Royal Staffordshire line. The pattern, Stratford Stage, was introduced in 1968 and features a drawing in dark brown of the clock tower in the town of Stratford-upon-Avon, with a horse-drawn stagecoach passing by it. While the decoration on this ironstone is classified as "transferware," it was really created by the lithographic technique which Meakin began using in the 1920's. 

This coffee pot has a domed, patterned lid, a scalloped upper rim and bell bottom shape. It's in pristine condition, having only tiny nicks and abrasions on the foot rim from shelf storage. It's stamped in black on the bottom "Royal Staffordshire Stratford Stage Ironstone by J & G Meakin England." This mark is an earlier one--before they added "Dishwasher Safe"--probably from the 1970's. Its height is 11 inches with the lid on and about 9 inches without it. From the tip of the spout across to the far edge of the arched and squared off handle is about 9 inches also. The lightly scalloped base is 4 inches in diameter and the pot easily holds 5 cups. Pot and lid together weigh almost 2 1/4 pounds. It's immaculate and ready to serve you gracefully.

Whether you favor brown transferware,ironstone china, or just need a beautiful, large coffee service pot, this is a wonderful find.

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PYH 4489

Vintage Oak and Copper French Ale or Wine Pitcher

French Ale or Wine Pitcher, Original LC Label Hand Made in Normandy, Oak and Copper with Marylin Monroe wine bottle

A French 'pichet en bois' (wooden pitcher), this jug was made in the time-honored tradition of the coopers who have made barrels and casks for centuries. The steam-curved staves are made of oak harvested in France, known for the subtle, rather than astringent, flavors it imparts to wine and beer. They are bound together with hand hammered copper hoops and copper rivets. The wooden handle is sheathed in copper, as is the parrot's-beak spout. The pitcher measures 10 1/2 inches tall, 5 inches wide across the belly and weighs about 1 1/2 pounds. 

Both the oak and the copper are in very good condition, with the hand-cut copper having developed a darkened patina, as have the wood staves. There is one tiny copper rivet missing from the bottom hoop; the pitcher overall is attractively aged. We recommend that it be used for display rather than to hold beverages, since we don't know what has been stored in it (it does smell faintly inside of red wine, however). Read more

Five Davenport Pattern Crown Staffordshire Dinner Plates

Five Davenport Pattern Crown Staffordshire Dinner Plates


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The Crown Staffordshire Porcelain Company was located at the Minerva Pottery Works, Fenton, Staffordshire; the firm was established in 1889 and achieved a well-deserved reputation for high quality porcelain. This set of 5 plates is in the Davenport pattern, a Chinoiserie design that is yet so classically English, in rose pink, pale blue, green and yellow, set against the pure white porcelain. These dinner plates measure 9 1/2 inches in diameter and 1 inch high and each plate weighs 1 pound 2 1/2 ounces. Every one of them is in excellent condition, with no chips, cracks, stains or utensil marks---in fact, it appears that they have never been used. 

The mark printed in green on the backs of the plates say "Estd 1801." This refers to the building of the pottery works themselves, a common ruse to make the company appear older than it was. The mark on these plates came into use in 1906 and was replaced circa 1930 by new marks that incorporated the words "Fine Bone China." In 1948, the company changed their name to Crown Staffordshire China Co., Ltd. and was purchased by Wedgwood in 1973. Though they are not as well-known as Minton or Royal Doulton, Crown Staffordshire made beautiful, highly decorative wares.

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PYH 4457

Seashells and Pine Needles Vintage Wall Basket

Seashells and Pine Needles  Vintage Wall Basket


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This large, oval pine needle wall tray decorated with myriad varieties of seashells is the finest example we have ever offered for sale. The tray itself, beautifully woven of longleaf pine needles bound with narrow strips of raffia, is finished at the handles with graduated circlets of raffia, an unusual decorative touch. Set under glass on a bed of black felt, the bouquet of seashell flowers is accented with plastic ferns and stems of lily of the valley and surrounded by three seashell butterflies. The whole effect is quite eye-catching and very intricate. The overall design is reminiscent of the Victorian dried flower arrangements under glass. We're dating it from the 1940's, in our best estimation. Read More
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Vintage Charming Black and White China Muffineer

Vintage Charming Black and White China Muffineer

Sugar Caster Circa 1950

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This charming black and white china figure is a muffineer, made in Staffordshire, England around 1950. It's a great example of post-war modern design. A muffineer, also known as a sugar caster or sugar sifter, is used as a shaker to sprinkle sugar, spices, etc. on food, originally on muffins, hence its name. This large fellow with his wide grin reminiscent of today's "happy face," his bowler hat and his black suit is perched on a wall like Humpty Dumpty. 

The top of his hat has seven large shaker holes while the boxy bottom holds the sugar or spice. It's filled from the very bottom, through a hole that retains its rubbery stopper and is marked with the words "Staffordshire England" printed in brown. There is some fine crazing to the glaze, but otherwise this muffineer is in excellent condition. It's 8 1/2 inches tall, has a rectangular base that is about 2 inches by 3 inches and it weighs 14 ounces. Figural sugar shakers are difficult to find, especially when they're in this condition--they were, after all, used at table. When this bloke is on your table, your tea and crumpets will always leave a smile on your face.

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PYH 4434

Vintage Basket Purse by Betsy B with Carolina Chickadees

Abingdon Console Bowl 1940's

Abingdon Console Bowl 1940's

This pretty pale peach console bowl was made by Abingdon Pottery in Abingdon, Illinois between 1934 and 1950. A console bowl was meant to be displayed on a console table, which is a table designed to fit against the wall, supported by brackets attached to the wall or with legs resembling brackets. The bowls were quite popular during the 1940’s and into the 1950’s.

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This bowl has a scalloped upper rim, a scrolled handle on each end and a molded acanthus leaf on the interior below each handle. It is 14 inches long, 6 inches wide at the center and 3 ¾ inches high. On the base there is a very clear blue Abingdon USA stamp in a rectangle and the impressed mold number 532.

Abingdon pottery used very high quality clay and beautiful glazes. This example is in wonderful condition, with no chips, cracks, nicks or crazing and little wear.

The pale peach color of this bowl works well as a neutral with many other interior design color schemes.

Sorry, the peaches are not included.

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$36.00 USD

Item Name
Abingdon Bowl
Condition Used Vintage
Category - Pottery
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Item ID - PYH 3713

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