Here we have a soup dish and platter decorated in the pretty and delicate floral pattern 'Eastbourne', on a cream base. The fluted rim has been hand-gilded.
The soup dish could be used as a fruit bowl or centrepiece perhaps. The serving plate would make a useful item to present many items such as meat, cheese, biscuits or chocolates.
A small flake under the soup plate rim and clean crazing to the platter.
Produced by Johnson Brothers, Hanley - one of the Staffordshire potteries - production began in 1883.
Four grandsons of the Master potter, Alfred Meakin, were eventually involved in the company : Alfred, Frederick, Henry and Robert. The firm joined the Wedgwood group in 1968.
Serving plate - 11.375 inches | 290mm long x 9 inches | 230mm wide
Bowl - 10 inches | 255mm wide x 1.625 inches | 42mm high
Two lovely additions for your collection or to start one perhaps.
Backstamps include maker's mark, decorator's mark and gilder's mark.
All our items are pre-owned and vintage and may therefore show signs of use and age and will not be microwave or dishwasher proof.