Apples & Pairs

J & G Meakin 'Eden' jug & sugar bowlJ & G Meakin Studio ‘Eden’ jug & sugar bowl
made in England 1964

This set comprises a sugar bowl and jug from J & G Meakin, featuring apples and pears on the front, and a gooseberry on the back – in a pattern called ‘Eden’. Eden was designed by Alan Rogers in the mid 60s and it is so representative of 60s design and colours. These pieces were once part of a whole dinner set- but like most patterned things- less is more; a whole dinner set would be quite overwhelming whereas these two are absolutely charming. And if my memory serves me correctly, apples & pears is rhyming slang for stairs!

J & G Meakin have been producing pottery in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent since 1851 and continue in production today: Eden, however wasn’t produced past the late 60s. Pottery by J & G Meakin is quite collectible- especially pieces made at the turn of the century and in the 50-60s period. I have written about J & G Meakins ‘Studio Ware’, almost from the mid 50s, previously. The jug and sugar bowl are in excellent condition.

The Eden set is for sale: $AUD45

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