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Farming from New England Industries: C.4-2000

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Farming from New England Industries

Maker(s)

Josiah Wedgwood & Sons Ltd (Factory)
Shape Skellern, Victor (Designer)
Decoration Leighton, Clare (Designer)

Description

Creamware printed in black with 'Farming' from the 'New England Industries'

Cream earthenware (Queen's Ware) printed underglaze in black. Circular with narrow rim, shallow curved sides and flat centre, standing on a very shallow footring. Decorated on the front with 'Farming' from the New England Industries series: a circular view of a man cutting corn in a partly wooded landscape with a farmstead on the left, and in the foreground, a flask, fork, scythe and other tools. The rim forms a white surround. The back is printed in black: 'FARMING
Matching their fortitude to the strength of the earth,
the first New England settlers, who arrived in "The
Mayflower", brought forth a bountiful harvest from
the new land. The rhythm in the lives of the New
England farmers, in its seasonal pattern, will go
onward the same.
NEW ENGLAND INDUSTRIES
from
Wood engravings by
CLARE LEIGHTON

Notes

History note: Purchased by the donor at 'Gabor Cossa', Trumpington Street, Cambridge

Legal notes

Given by David Scrase in memory of Camilla Boodle (1960-99)

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 26.8 cm
Height: 2.1 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Barlaston ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2000-03-06) by Scrase, David E.

Dating

Mid 20th century
George VI
Production date: AD 1952

Note

'Coupe' shape designed by Victor Skellern, ARCA ,FSIA, NRD (1909- 1966) and Clare Veronica Hope Leighton (1899/1900-1989) The decoration after a woodcut by Clare Leighton

The 'New England Industries' series was designed by Clare Leighton in 1950 and produced in 1951-2. It comprised Whaling, Marble Quarrying, Lobstering, Gristmilling, Cranberrying, Ice Cutting, Logging, Farming, Shipbuilding, Sugaring, Codfishing, and Tobacco Growing. The designs were among the first to be reproduced by the process of photolithography.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration Designs

Materials used in production

leadless ? Cream-coloured earthenware Clear glaze

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Cream earthenware (Queen's Ware) printed underglaze in black.
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: WEDGWOOD/? 52
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: a circle within a square with striations in the corners, enclosing the words WEDGWOOD/MADE IN/ENGLAND, surrounded by 'OF ETRURIA/& BARLASTON'

  • Text: WEDGWOOD/MADE IN/ENGLAND/OF ETRURIA/& BARLASTON
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Printed in black
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: signature of designer followed by oblique line

  • Text: Clare Leighton
  • Location: On the base
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: y
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Painted in red enamel
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: FARMING Matching their fortitude to the strength of the earth, the first New England settlers, who arrived in "The Mayflower", brought forth a bountiful harvest from the new land. The rhythm in the lives of the New England farmers, in its seasonal pattern, will go onward the same. NEW ENGLAND INDUSTRIES from Wood engravings by CLARE LEIGHTON
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Printed in black
  • Type: Verses

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.4-2000
Primary reference Number: 11870
Entry form number: 123
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 15 March 2019 Last processed: Friday 16 July 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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