Tag Archives: Mason’s Ironstone

Underneath the plate: Ironstone, Stoneware and Earthenware – Final in a Two-Part Series

OK, so it said “ironstone.” It did, right on the back of my Mason’s pin dish. But I still thought of it as porcelain. It was a plate! It looked like porcelain, it felt like porcelain – what did I … Continue reading

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OK, so I thought it was a coaster. It looked like one.

Back in the late 70s I was standing in Harrods, looking at these cute little porcelain dishes. “Oh,” I thought, “they must be coasters” made to match whichever china pattern one used. I liked them and I needed coasters, so … Continue reading

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