Category:Alfred Meakin

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Alfred Meakin was one of the six British Stoke-on-Trent pottery companies that joined forces during the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley in 1924 - 1925 to craft "The Cup of Knowledge." divination tea cups and saucers. After this time, Alfred Meakin teamed with the Lipton Tea company to produce fortune telling sets and a booklet about tea leaf reading marked for Lipton's.

The pattern Alfred Meakin used for the Lipton sets was known as Royal Marigold.

For more information about the Alfred Meakin pottery company of Stoke-on-Trent, including an extensive collection of patterns and dated backstamps. please see the Alfred Meakin page at The Potteries web site:

Alfred Meakin at The Potteries

According to The Potteries, Alfred Meakin, whose factory was in Tunstall, was the brother of James and George Meakin whose J & G Meakin pottery company was located in nearby Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. When Alfred Meakin died in 1904, his son Alfred James inherited the company, but died only four years later. Alfred's uncle Robert Johnson then bought the company for his son Stuart Johnson. The name remained Alfred Meakin, but the pottery was owned by the Johnson family until 1976, at which point it was merged into Myott-Meakin, and then became part of the Churchill Group.

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