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Tureen and cover: C.9 & A-2020

Object information

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




Earthenware, moulded, decorated with underglaze crayon and enamel.

Earthenware, moulded, decorated with underglaze crayon and enamel.

Earthenware tureen and cover in ‘Kestrel’ shape. Flat-bottomed dish with slightly convex sides, lip rim and two small horizontal loop handles; decorated at top of sides in ‘Crayon Line’ : narrow horizontal bands of dark green underglaze crayon and mid-green enamel. Cover, a curved cone with narrow flat top; off-set loop handle from above rim to below top; ‘Crayon Line’ design over most of lower surface. Undeside of dish slightly indented to provide footrim, otherwise flat; glazed.


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

Height: 12.5 cm
Width: 21.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Burslem ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: circa AD 1935


The shape range 'Kestrel' was first introduced at the British Industries Fair in 1932, and this innovative vegetable tureen patented in 1933. The domed lid is designed to be used as a second serving dish, when needed, and also to fit exactly into the body when inverted, for storage. A smaller version came with a ceramic ladle and plate stand. The subtle 'Crayon Line' pattern, no 912, was cheap and quick to produce and was used from c.1934 until after World War II.

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Susie Cooper / CROWN WORKS / BURSLEM / ENGLAND
  • Location: Underside of base
  • Method of creation: Stamped in black
  • Type: Maker's mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.9 & A-2020
Primary reference Number: 279154
Entry form number: 511
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Audit data

Created: Wednesday 16 December 2020 Updated: Thursday 6 January 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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