A Vintage Meakin Ironstone Casserole Dish and More

I was looking at ironstone on Etsy last week and came across the most beautiful lidded casserole dish.  The casserole dish is lovely, a bit more than I wanted to pay with shipping but ………… I just couldn’t resist.   So I placed it in my cart and checked out with no regrets.  When it arrived my expectations were exceeded.

Ironstone Tureen

The Etsy listing read:

“J & G Meakin Antique Ironstone Casserole Dish with Lid”

“This Heavy 1800’s casserole is in very good condition. The dish does have a small black spot on the rim, a couple VERY SMALL minor discolorations in the glaze, a small glaze crack on the handle and slight wear on the handle edge. Overall, a gorgeous piece!
Measures: 12 1/2″ long from handle to handle – 7″ wide – 4″ tall without lid – 7″ tall with the lid.”

The couple of defects mentioned in the listing are quite minor and in no way effect the beauty of this piece.

Ironstone Covered Dish

It is so very elegant.

Ironstone Bowl Boxwood

I can’t wait to use it in some vignettes in the near future.

Ironstone Bowl handle

The details of this casserole dish are so lovely.

  I started an ironstone collection without even meaning to just by picking up pieces whenever I find them and by purchasing the casserole dish I’ve become a full-fledged ironstone collector.

Ironstone 1

 Here are a few of the pieces I found over the past few months.  I found all of these pieces thrifting and they cost less than ten dollars all together.  Of course, most are not vintage, but beautiful anyway.   I forgot to make a close-up photo of the covered butter dish.  It is Independence Ironstone made in Japan by Interpace.

Ironstone Platter

The platter is White Dover Ironstone by the Designer Group made in the USA and probably the oldest item in this group.

Ironstone Bowl

All of the pieces are marked ironstone except the small oval bowl but from all indications it appears genuine.

Ironstone small plates

These four salad plates are Johnson Brothers Ironstone made in England.

Ironstone creamer

This sweet litter creamer is Franciscan Ironstone also made in England.

Tiered Kitchen

As you can see, I am using several pieces of my ironstone collection in my kitchen now,  see A Few Changes Around the Kitchen.

 I’m glad you stopped by today to see how I became an ironstone collector.  Be sure to come back soon and if you don’t already subscribe to my blog be sure to sign up by e-mail, so you will never miss a post.  I would love for you to follow me on Pinterest here.  Thank you for visiting!



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  1. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life says:

    Oh wow, what a gorgeous collection and I love how you have them displayed. So pretty. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

  2. Sharon,
    The tureen is simply elegant, dear one!
    I, too, have a small collection of ironstone.
    I have begun “the hunt” for Johnson from England in a swirl pattern.
    Luckily, I have a huge Antique Mall that I frequent each month nearby.
    Thank you for sharing your lovely pieces with us.
    Today, I’m sharing my Bordallo Pinheiro Collection.

  3. Such a lovely collection – there is something about all white, when the pieces have personality! Your pieces are wonderful and I love the new covered casserole!

  4. Wonderful! I’ve started an accidental ironstone collection too. Your pieces are lovely.

  5. That’s a lovely casserole dish, I have one very similar. Warning: once you start collecting ironstone you won’t be able to stop!


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