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Vintage Masons Manchu Blue Ironstone Ginger Jar

Vintage Masons Manchu Blue Ironstone Ginger Jar

Masons Ironstone

Regular price £28.00 GBP
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Vintage Masons Manchu Blue Ironstone Ginger Jar

This Vintage Masons Manchu Blue Ironstone Ginger Jar would make a lovely display item. Comprises cream ironstone, transfer printed on two sides and the lid with the Manchu Blue pattern, which is a deep blue. The pottery colour is closest to that seen on the photos of the lid.

Maker’s Mark on The Base


Patent Ironstone

Made in England

‘MADE IN ENGLAND’ was introduced after 1923. GUARANTEED PERMANENT & ACID RESISTING COLOURS’ was added after 1940, and the crown shape was also subtly changed. This suggests that the ginger jar dates to approximately the 1930s.

Approximate Measurements

  • Lid Diameter ~8.5cm
  • Base diameter 6.7cm
  • Height including lid:- ~13cm
  • Maximum Diameter: ~ 11.5cm

In good vintage condition with no cracks, chips or restoration, with a few manufacturing blemishes including bubbles. The transfer printing on the sides of the jar is slightly blurred and gives it the appearance of flow blue.

A lovely little Ginger Jar for storing cotton wool balls/make-up pads, for kitchen storage e.t.c. or just for display! It makes a nice addition to a Mason’s Ironstone collection.

Please click on the following links for more Ginger Jars, Mason's Ironstone or Blue and White Pottery


Some History For You

Charles James Mason registered the patent name ‘IRONSTONE’ in 1813 for the ‘Improvement of the Manufacture of English Porcelain, IRONSTONE PATENT CHINA:’ Patent number 3724. The name was soon adopted by competitors, whom were using similar materials.

Contrary to popular belief, Ironstone does not contain iron. Its name is derived from its ‘iron-like’ strength and durability.

Ironstone is an earthenware vitreous pottery with stoneware appearance and properties and was mass produced as a cheaper alternative to porcelain.


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