Charles Meigh






 

Location and period of operation:

Charles Meigh 

Hanley

1835

1849

Earthenware manufacturer at the Old Hall Works, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent

 

Previously: Job Meigh & Son

Subsequently: C Meigh, Son & Pankhurst



Charles Meigh smear-glazed stonware 'Apostle jug'
c.1842
 

"This jug has been relief moulded; a mass-production technique which involved one process, using elaborate plaster moulds, with no extra work required for adding decoration. Such wares could thus be produced in large numbers and were affordable and durable. Jugs, such as this one, were amongst the most widely used utilitarian vessels of the Nineteenth century; decorative as well as practical. Many different firms produced them and hundreds of different designs existed, as the competition to supply the cheap mass market was intense. Often the same design was produced in different sizes.

This 'apostle' jug, in the Gothic style, is one of the most iconic and successful of relief-moulded jug designs and depicts figures in architectural niches. It has an applied registration mark on its base, which tells us that the design was logged at the Design Registry, established in 1839 to protect original work from being copied."

Victoria & Albert Museum

 



blue & white platter

 


 

 

Initials & names used on ware for identification:

C M

CHARLES MEIGH


PORCELAIN OPAQUE

OPAQUE PORCELAIN 

IMPROVED STONE CHINA

ENAMEL PORCELAIN



Improved
Stone China 

impressed mark 


 


Charles Meigh

applied moulded mark 

many Charles Meigh marks incorporate the registration diamond
or the date of registration.
These marks occure on ornate moulded ware of the 1840's
 



Oct 1st 
1840. 
Published by C Meigh. 
Hanley. 
Roman

applied moulded mark 


    
CEYLON
C.M. 

these two marks appear on the same plate
'CEYLON' is the pattern name 



Improved
Stone China 
ANGLESEA
C M

'ANGLESEA' is the pattern name


 


Amherst Japan 



this style of mark was also used
by Job Meigh & Sons and Charles Meigh & Son
 

 


    

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