Monday, July 12, 2010

J & G Meakin platter - Chester pattern

There are three platters in this set, descending in size.  The back mark shows the maker was J & G Meakin, and the pattern is "Chester".  The J & G Meakin China and Pottery website suggests the date as 1912+.

The platters were part of Max's mother's estate.  Going on the date of the maker's mark, I think they were probably wedding gifts given to her parents, Floris Christina Harry and Frederick James Dobson Brown.  They were married in Melbourne in 1913.

I haven't been able to find any other examples online of this pattern.

UPDATE:  This platter appears to have the Flow blue style of glazing. 

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