Meigh and Forester


Location and period of operation:

Meigh & Forester



June 1886


China manufacturer at the Melbourne Works, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, England.

  • The partners were Clement Saxton Meigh and Thomas Forester.

  •  The partnership was dissolved in 1886 and Thomas Forester continued at the works with a William Taylor as Taylor & Forester


Formerly: Ridge, Meigh & Co

Subsequently: Taylor & Forester  




Meigh & Forester
Melbourne Works, Longton, Staffordshire

Manufacturers of China
Raised Flowered China in Great Variety
Specialties in Tea and Breakfast Sets in Turkish and Cobalt Blue, Jugs, Teapots, Mugs, &c.
Views and Badged Ware, Suitable for Clubs, Hotels, Schools &c.

 The Pottery Gazette,  January 1885

London Gazette,  June 11, 1886

notice of the dissolution of the partnership of Meigh & Forester




tea set in the CONGO pattern

M & F

CONGO is the pattern name

The registration diamond shows that the pattern was first registered on the 2nd October 1883



a condiment or sweetmeat set

M & F

The registration diamond is not clear but appears to show that the pattern was first registered on the 2nd October 1883 - two patterns were registered by Meigh & Forester on that day

photos courtesy: Elen Beattie



Stone China
M & F

mark on ware recovered from a 19th C. shipwreck
likely to the mark of Meigh & Forester

- stone china -  



Initials used on ware for identification:

M & F



Initials M&F with the pattern registration diamond 

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