A superb Victorian child's or doll's dinner service made of ironstone by the Staffordshire firm of John Meir and Son. This lovely, extensive set has 29 pieces and has the printed mark on some pieces, J.M & S and the name of the pattern, Myrtle Wreath, This was a fashionable design in the years following the wedding of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, as she had myrtle in her wedding bouquet.
John Meir and son operated from Greengates Pottery, Tunstall, Staffordshire potteries, England from 1837 until 1897.
The larger pieces - the meat plates and oval tureen are also stamped with the impressed mark Real Ironstone China. The dark pink transfer printed set dates from around 1860 and comprises the following: Six dinner plates, six side plates, two soup dishes, one sauce boat and stand, two large footed tureens, one with lid and stand, one smaller footed tureen with lid and stand, one low tureen or entree dish with lid, one oval dish, three meat plates of varying sizes. We have counted each separate item, i.e lids to arrive at the number of 29 pieces.
The largest tureen stands 4 1/2 inches high and the largest meat plate is 6 1/2 inches long. The dinner plates are 3 3/4 inches and the side plates, 3 1/4 inches. Condition is very good with a couple of small chips inside the rim of one of the larger tureens and a short hairline to one tureen lid at the spoon notch, small chip to lid of low tureen/dish. Together, the set weighs 1842 g unpacked.
Sets like this are hard to find in this quantity and of this age - a rare opportunity for any collector.
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