Vintage Mason’s Ironstone ‘Queen Mary’ Ship Nautical Collector’s Plate


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Vintage Mason’s Ironstone ‘Queen Mary’ Ship Nautical Collector’s Plate

This Vintage Mason’s Ironstone ‘Queen Mary’ Ship Nautical Collector’s Plate would make a lovely display item. Comprises cream ironstone, and a transfer printed pattern, which is pale blue.

The plate could be from Mason’s series ‘American Marine Blue Nautical plates.’ Alternatively, it could be commemorating being a holder of the ‘Hales Trophy‘ or ‘Blue Ribbon,’ for the fastest ship to cross the Atlantic. Queen Mary took the Blue Ribbon in 1936.

Maker’s Mark on The Base



Made in England

‘S.S. Queen Mary’

Built for the Cunard line, the keel was laid in 1930 but was not completed or launched until 1935. In August 1936 took the Blue Riband from the Normandie with a speed of 30.63 knots. Survived the war as a troopship and remained in passenger service until the early 1960’s.

Gross tonnage 81,237. Length 1018ft. Speed 29 knots


‘MADE IN ENGLAND’ was introduced after 1923; this plate dates from the 1950s-70s.

Approximate Measurements

  • Plate Diameter: 26.7cm (10.5″)
  • Plate Height: 2.5cm (1.0″)

In very good vintage condition with no cracks, chips or restoration. It has a few superficial surface scratches/scuffs and manufacturing blemishes, including bubbles. Makes a nice addition to a Mason’s Ironstone collection.

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We have three of these collectors’s plates in stock. The price given is for one plate but please contact us for a shipping quote if you wish to buy more than one.

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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Additional information

Weight 1.3 kg