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Bowl: C.8-2020

Object information

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Designer: Cooper, Susie
Decorator: Susie Cooper Pottery
Maker: Wood & Sons Ltd




Earthenware, moulded, carved and glazed jade green.

Earthenware, moulded, carved and glazed jade green.

Bowl with wide flat base and flared, slightly concave sides. On the outside, three carved designs depicting a squirrel, one a reversed version of another, the third different. On the inside, three incised lines around the bowl near the rim, visible throwing lines on the base. Slightly mottled jade green matt glaze. Underside flat and glazed within foot rim.


History note: Formerly in the collection of Susie Cooper; bequeathed to her son, Timothy Barker, who gave it to the Museum.

Legal notes

Given by Timothy Barker, son of Susie Cooper and Cecil Barker

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 24 cm
Height: 10 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Burslem ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2020-04-27) by Barker, Timothy


Circa 1932 - 1933


Susie Cooper introduced a range of hand-carved, matt glazed ‘studio’ pottery in the early 1930s. Bowls and jugs were thrown to her specification, the design was ‘pounced’ onto the surface then carved with a sharp tool. Later pieces were slip cast, then the design sharpened by hand. ‘Squirrel’ pattern (E/345) and other incised matt glazed wares were displayed at the British Industries Fair in January 1932 and an article that year notes their popularity.

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: script

  • Text: Susie Cooper / England / 973
  • Location: Underside of base
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Maker's mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.8-2020
Primary reference Number: 279153
Entry form number: 511
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Audit data

Created: Wednesday 16 December 2020 Updated: Wednesday 16 March 2022 Last processed: Friday 16 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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