Set of 13 Alfred Meaking Decorative Plates from England
Alfred Meakin Ltd was set up in 1875 and operated from the Royal Albert, Victoria and Highgate Potteries in Tunstall. Alfred Meakin was the brother of James and George Meakin who ran a large pottery company in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent.
1875 - Royal Albert, Victoria & Highgate Potteries
1930 - Newfield Pottery
1957 - 1980 Victoria and Highgate Works
1980 - Alexander Works , Cobridge (built by Myott in 1902)
Alfred Meakin died in 1904 and was succeeded by his son Alfred James who died only four years later. Alfred John's uncle Robert Johnson bought the company for his son Stuart Johnson and it stayed in the Johnson family's hands until 1976 when it became Myott-Meakin before becoming part of the Churchill Group.
These thirteen blue & white plates belong to the Old Willow collection.
- Small plates: 14.5cm in diameter
- Large plates: 17.5cm in diameter