William Robinson Midwinter created the Midwinter Pottery in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent in 1910 as W.R. Midwinter, and by the late 1930s, it had grown to be one of England's largest potteries, employing over 700 people. The Midwinter Pottery was also an innovator in producing 'accessories' to their basic dinner services and tea sets. The Clayburn Pottery, a sister company to Midwinter, made pieces such as lamp bases that could be added to a Midwinter dinner service. In the 1960s, the Spanish Garden design, which was very successful on dinner ware and tea sets, adorned articles such as a bread bin and chopping board. The costs involved in developing two unsuccessful new ranges weakened the company, and there was a takeover by J. & G. Meakin in 1968. In 1970 Meakin was itself bought out by Wedgwood. Pottery was produced under the Midwinter name from their factory until 1987. Many of the pieces produced by Midwinter in the 1950s and 1960s have become highly collectible, being typical of the styles of those eras. Production of Midwinter pottery ceased in 1987. Midwinter Pottery was also a pioneer in the creation of 'accessories' for their basic dinner and tea sets. Midwinter's sibling company, Clayburn Pottery, produced components like lamp bases that could be added to a Midwinter dinner service. The Spanish Garden motif, which was popular on dinnerware and tea sets in the 1960s, was also used on bread bins and chopping boards. The company was crippled by the costs of producing two unsuccessful new ranges, and J. & G. Meakin purchased it in 1968. Meakin was purchased out by Wedgwood in 1970. From their factory until 1987, pottery was made under the Midwinter name. Many of Midwinter's pieces from the 1950s and 1960s have become highly desirable due to their resemblance to the trends of the time. Midwinter pottery production halted in 1987. Original Decorative Midwinter Pottery Sauce Boat with Saucer from C.1940s comes with Original War-Time Makers Decal and in Original Condition.

Dimensions: 170 x 70 x 73H mm (Sauce Boat)

155 x 98 x 22H mm (Saucer)

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Original Midwinter War-Time Sauce Boat with Saucer from C.1940s (England)

$100.00Price