Vintage Mason’s Manchu Blue Ironstone Ginger Jar
This Vintage Mason’s Manchu Blue Ironstone Ginger Jar 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 lid in the image below.
Maker’s Mark on The Base
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.
- 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.
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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.