J& G Meakin's "Hampton Court" pattern is a rather difficult pattern to locate. The pattern consists of chocolate brown leaves highlighted with yellow and yellow blossoms, and burgundy and brown bell flowers, all on Meakin's Classic White shape. This shapely fluted gravy by Meakin has a matching underplate with fluted rims and scalloped edges and a band of the leaves and flowers. The high arching handle of the gravy is typical of the pattern and is repeated in the sugar and creamer. Both the gravy and the underplate are in Excellent Condition without chips, nicks, cracks or crazing. Each of these pieces are marked with Meakin's name as well as with the pattern name: Hampton Court. The plate carries the more elaborate back stamp noting the English Staffordshire origin and the "Hand Engraving" and "Permanent Colors" marks often used in the 1970's. The plate measures 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" while the gravy boat measures 7 3/4" long x 4 1/2" tall at the highest point. Many pieces in this pattern are simply marked with J& G Meakin's name, "England," and carry the "Classic White" as the name of the shape and have not been marked with the pattern name which makes the pattern more difficult to locate.
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