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1940s Mason's English Ironware Royal Blue Fruit Basket Tea Jar

1940s Mason's English Ironware Royal Blue Fruit Basket Tea Jar

SKU: 1021

This tea jar was made by Mason's Ironware in England around the 1940s. Ironstone was patented by Charles James Mason in the 1800s in England as an alternative to China, and the Fruit Basket pattern is one of their better known patterns. The Royal Blue fruit and foliate pattern is highlighted with touches of brown, green and light blue. There are not many of these jars out there, and fewer yet with the lid. It's a really pretty piece and would be a perfect addition in an elevated or farmhouse/country style kitchen.



5 1/4"H x 3 1/2"W



Ironstone jar & lid

Cylindrical shape

Lid rests on jar's lip

Soft white body with Royal Blue pattern

Brown, green, and light blue accent colors on fruits and leaves

Base marked Mason's Patent Ironstone, Fruit Basket, Made in England, Permanent, detergent proof decoration 

Green lettering (undecipherable) near logo



Overall very good condition. There is a small chip on the bottom rim, and some black ink that has seeped into the orange peel texture on the underside, and crazing throughout the piece. The crazing is only noticeable upon close inspection, and actually lends the piece some antique charm. It has been hand washed and dried and is ready to head off on its' next great adventure!

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