'Smugglers Mill' wash set - ewer, bowl and chamberpot

'Smugglers Mill' wash set - ewer, bowl and chamberpot


Blue and white wash set in Smugglers Mill pattern by Alfred Meakin Ltd. This pattern was popular on wash sets, and these date from the 1930s - at a point when the need for wash sets was already well in decline, as indoor bathrooms reduced the need for washing at a wash stand in the bedroom.

  • Alfred Meakin was part of a notable family of Stoke-on-Trent manufacturers and established his factory in Tunstall, while his brothers James and George founded J&G Meakin based in Hanley.  Alfred died in 1904 but the company remained in the family until being amalgamated into Myott-Meakin in the late 1970s and subsequently became part of the Churchill group. 


    • Height approx. 27cm
    • Width at widest point approx. 21.5cm including handle

    Wash bowl:

    • Height approx. 11cm
    • Diameter approx. 35cm

    Chamber pot:

    • Height approx. 11.5cm
    • Width approx. 24cm including handle