Magpie Monday – Topic tureen
I love finding mid-20th century homewares to go with my 1960s house. This very stylish 1960s casserole dish was £3.95 from the ‘retro’ section of the local Sue Ryder shop.
The dish has the ‘J & G Meakin Studio’ stamp on the base, so I did a bit of research on the excellent J & G Meakin China and Pottery website and found that it is a ‘tureen’ in the ‘Topic’ design from 1967. For more examples of this ‘Topic’ range, see here.
The leaf and flower design is a transfer but it is in reasonably good condition with just a couple of small scratches. The ‘Topic’ range is supposed to have solid olive-coloured lids but this particular dish has a lovely white lid with olive handle and rim, rather than the whole lid being olive. This may mean than someone has replaced a broken lid at some point, but I don’t really mind as the white lid with olive details looks very nice and fits perfectly.
I’m a bit surprised that this dish is a ‘tureen’ because to me a tureen is a big, broad dish for serving soup whereas this seems more like a small casserole dish. But I’m sure that I will get lots of use out of this, because I really like the style of it. In fact I’m very tempted to go on eBay to find other items in the same range, but I don’t think my husband would approve!
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I’m always really inspired by Magpie Monday at the Me & My Shadow blog. Reading about other people’s second hand finds every week has strengthened my enthusiasm for looking for treasure in charity shops.