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.