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Leach Pottery - 1946 Standard Ware

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The 1946 catalogue includes a number of new pots notably the elements of a celadon tea set. A number of other sets made up of combinations of individual standard ware pots were also available. These are shown below the list of individual pots.

I am hoping that some of you will be able to send in images of Standard Ware pots that I can include in this archive.

This page is under development so please check back later to see what has been added!

Cat. No
Pot
Description
Size in Inches
1946 Price
 2008 RelativeValue
(see below)

1


Egg baker

 

 Egg baker or ramekin

3½ x 1½

1s 8d

(9p)

 £4.32

2


Flat butter dish

 

 Flat butter dish

6 x 1

2s 3d

(11.5p)

 £5.28

3


 

 Plain glazed egg cup

1¾ x 1¾

1s 6d

(8p)

 £3.20

4


Decorated egg cup

 

 Decorated egg cup

1¾ x 1¾

2s 3p

(11.5p)

 £5.52

6


Egg baker tray or bread plate

 

 Egg baker tray or bread plate

9 x 1

7s 6d

(38p)

 £18.24

7


Plain glazed beaker

 

 Plain glazed beaker

3¼ x 3¾

3s 0d

(15p)

 £7.20

8


Handed decorated beaker

 

 Handed decorated beaker

3½ x 3¾

4s 3d

921.5p)

 £8.60

9


Shallow decorate glazed bowl

 

 Shallow decorated glazed bowl

6 x 1

5s 0d

(25p)

 £12.00

10


Small decorated porringer

 

 Small decorated porringer

5½ x 3

6s 0d

(30p)

 £14.40

11


Large decorated porringer

 Large decorated porringer

9 x 4

15s 6d

(77.5p)

 £37.20

13


Open porcelain sal pot

 

 Open porcelain salt pot

2¾ x 1

1s 8d

(9p)

 £4.32

14


Porcelain pepper pot

 

 Porcelain pepper pot

1½ x 2¾

3s 3d

(16.5p)

 £7.92

15


Porcelain lidded mustard pot

 

 Porcelain lidded mustard pot

2 x 2

3s 3d

(16.5p)

 £7.92

19


Porcelain shallow salt pot

 

 Porcelain shallow salt pot

3 x 1

2s 6d

(12.5p)

 £6.00

21


Small glazed cream jug

 

 Small glazed cream jug

2¼ x 3

3s 6d

(18p)

 £8.64

 

22



Small waisted jug

 

 Small waisted jug

3 x 3¾

4s 0d

(20p)

 £9.60

23

 

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 Small decorated cream jug

2¼ x 3

3s 6d

(18p)

 £8.64

24


Small squat jug

 Small squat jug

3¼ x 3

4s 0d

(20p)

 £9.60

25


Medium pitcher jug

 

 Medium pitcher jug

1 pint

6s 0d

(30p)

 £14.40

26

 

Glazed lemonade jug

 

 Glazed lemonade jug

2 pints

11s 0d

(55p)

£26.40

28

 

Large glazed milk jug

 

 Large glazed milk jug

2½ pints

12s 6d

(62.5p)

 £30.00

31

 

Awaiting Image

 

Decorated lidded pot

4 x 4¾

N/A

32


Lidded porcelain jam pot

 

 Lidded porcelain jam pot

3 x 3

7s 0d

(35p)

  £16.80

33


Small decorated cake dish

 

 Small decorated cake dish

6¼ x 1¼

5s 6d

(28p)

 £13.44

34


Large decorated cake dish

 

 Large decorated cake dish

10½ x 1¾

10s 0d

(50p)

 £24.00

35


Medium cake dish

 Medium cake dish

7½ x 1½

8s 0d

(40p)

 £19.20

37

 

Large lidded stewpot

 

 Large lidded stewpot

3 pints

12s 6d

(63p)

 £30.24

38

 

Small beer tankard

 

 Small beer tankard

½ pint

4s 6d

(23p)

 £11.04

39

 

Large beer tankard

 

 Large beer tankard

1 pint

7s 0d

(35p)

 £16.80

40

Glazed honey bowl

 

 Glazed honey bowl

3 x 3

4s 0d

(20p)

 £9.60

41


Glazed tea bowl

 

 Glazed tea bowl

4¾ x 3¾

5s 6d

(28p)

 £13.44

43

Glazed open jam pot

 

 Glazed open jam pot

2¼ x 2¼

2s 6d

(12.5p)

 £6.00

44


Wine bottle

 

 Wine bottle

2½ pints

N/A

45


Wine cup

 

 Wine Cup

2½ x 2½

N/A

46

 

Awaiting Image

 

 Coronation Mug

1 pint

N/A

49

 

Awaiting Image

 

 Glazed and lidded coffee jug

1½ pints

N/A

50


Lidded soup jug

 

 Lidded soup jug

2½ pints

9s 0d

(45p)

 £21.60

50A


Glazed lidded coffee jug

 

 Glazed lidded coffee jug

2½ pints

12s 0d

(60p)

 £28.80

51

Hors d''Oeuvre set

 

 Hors d'Oeuvre set

22 x 5

18s 0d

(90p)

 £43.20

54


Lidded soup bowl

 

 Lidded soup bowl

½ pint

4s 9d

(24.5p)

 £11.76

55


 Open soup bowl

 

 Open soup bowl

½ pint

3s 0d

(15p)

 £7.20

57


Individual butter dish

 

 Individual butter dish

3½ x 1¾

1s 4d

(7p)

 £3.36

58


Large fruit bowl

 

 Large fruit bowl

11 x 3¾

£1 2s 0d

(£1.10)

 £52.80

59

 

Awaiting Image

 

 Tall jug

3 pints

N/A

60

 

Awaiting Image

 

 Mug to match tall jug

½ pint

N?a

63


Lidded ration pot

 

 Lidded butter ration pot

4 x 2½

3s 6d

(18p)

 £8.64

64


Lidded porcelain dish

 

 Lidded porcelain dish

6 x 2¾

9s 0d

(45p)

 £21.60

73


Small lidded stewpot with lugs

 

 Small lidded stewpot with lugs

2 pints

9s 0d

(45p)

 £21.60

77


Small lidded casserole with handle

 

 Small lidded casserole with handle

1¾ pints

6s 6d

(33p)

£15.84

78


Larger lidded casserole

 

 Larger lidded casserole

2 pints

10s 0d

(50p)

 £24.00

81


Large general bowl

 

 Large general bowl

10 x 3½

12s 0d

(60p)

 £28.80

82


General purpose bowl

 

 General purpose bowl

5¾ x 2¾

3s 3d

(16.5p)

 £7.92

83


General purpose plate

 

 General purpose plate

6 x 1¼

2s 6d

(13p)

 £6.24

84


Lidded vegetable dish

 

 Lidded vegetable dish

7 x 5¼

9s 0d

(45p)

 £21.60

85


Lidded vegetable dish

 Teapot, engraved oak leaf

---

N/A

86

 

Awaiting Image

 

 Hot water jug, lidded

---

N/A

87

 

Awaiting Image

 

 Milk Jug

---

N/A

88

 

Awaiting Image

 

 Sugar or slop basin, engraved

---

N/A

89

 

Awaiting Image

 

 Large cake plate, engraved

---

N/A

90

 

Awaiting Image

 

 Tea cup

---

N/A

91

 

Awaiting Image

 

 Tea saucer

---

N/A

92

 

Awaiting Image

 

 Tea plate, engraved

---

N/A

 

Acknowledgements

 

2008 Relative Value

My calculations are based on the average weekly wage of an agricultural labourer in 1946 (£4 12s 2½ d) compared with the 2008 minumum wage of £5.50 an hour for 40 hours. If anyone knows of a better way of calculating price inflation please let me know! This gives multiplier of around 48x.

A look through some 1946 newspapers at my local library revealed the following prices which may offer a better comparison:

  •  Newspaper - 3d
  •  A night at the theatre - 2s 6d
  •  Bottle of sherry - 5s 9d
  •  Mintons white china tea set - £2 15s 8d
  •  Brooke Bond Dividend tea - 1s 7d for a ½lb

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