Midwinter Alpine Blue casserole

  • Materials: ironstone
  • Size: 210mm (Diam) x 114mm (H)
  • Reference: B20189
  • Manufacturer: Midwinter
  • Categories: Ceramic
Midwinter casserole in the slightly more rare pattern 'Alpine Blue', designed by Jessie Tait in the late 1960's, on the 'Fine' range casserole shape designed by the Marquis of Queensberry. Pretty floral pattern and stunning royal blue lid.

Mark: Alpine Blue design by Jessie Tait   Midwinter Fine Tableware   Staffordshire England   Shapes designed by the Marquess of Queensberry

In 1960, Midwinter commissioned David Queensberry (later Marquis of Queensberry) to design the ‘Fine’ shape launched in 1962. This was a radical departure from the flowing, organic shapes popular in the 1950s, and its spare cylindrical shape again caught the public mood. The Fine shape was re-modelled in 1966 and launched as the ‘MQ1’ and a second Queensbury design the ‘MQ2’ shape was launched in the same year.

FROM: www.potteryhistories.com