Oxford Pattern Ironstone Pitcher (J&G Meakin)

Oxford Pattern Ironstone Pitcher (J&G Meakin)


Absolutely beautiful large ironstone china pitcher with a dark blue/gray transfer ware pattern called Oxford. This piece is from the late 1800s and it is hard to imagine that it has survived this long in such beautiful condition. It was purchased at an Estate sale and really makes me wish I knew the history of how it ended up in Northern Michigan after over 100 years!

This pitcher is perfectly aged with no chips anywhere. It does have some stray "age marks" and the design directly under the spot is a bit faded. Otherwise, it is just beautiful for it's age, sturdy and strong with a nice "hand feel" to the finish. You don't often find Ironstone pitchers of this size and it would be perfect for displaying flowers or branches for forcing in the spring time. It could also be used for liquids, although the size would make it very heavy when filled.

The Oxford pattern is a rare J & G Meakin Stoneware pattern from Hanley England. The mark is clear on the bottom (see picture).

Ironstone is a type of vitreous pottery first made in the United Kingdom in the early 19th century. It is often classed as earthenware although in appearance and properties it is similar to fine stoneware.


11 1/2" high at spout, 5 1/2" diameter at base, 10 1/2" wide at top (from spout to furthest point on handle), 7 1/2" wide (at widest point of body), 5 1/4" opening at top

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