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Coffee can and saucer: C.14 & A-2020

Object information

Awaiting location update

Maker(s)

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

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Description

Earthenware with banded pattern in pale turquoise, orange-brown and brown.

Earthenware with banded pattern in pale turquoise, orange-brown and brown.

Cup with 'Wedding Ring' pattern: earthenware, circular, with straight flaring sides at the base rising vertically. Loop handle. Decorated on the vertical sides with variegated pastel bands of turquoise, orange-brown and brown. Pastel turquoise line down outside of handle. Underside very slightly indented to provide foot-rim, glazed.
Saucer with 'Wedding Ring' pattern: earthenware, wide flat base with central indentation, slightly flared rising sides. Decorated from the indentation to the rim with variegated pastel bands of turquoise, orange-brown and brown. Underside indented to provide foot-rim, glazed.

Notes

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

Place(s) associated

  • Burslem ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

1935 - 1964

Note

Susie Cooper first introduced banding designs in the early 1930s, as they were quicker and easier to produce than detailed hand-painted patterns. 'Wedding Ring', however, required greater skill to apply smooth application of turpentine-thinned colours smoothly, varying brush strokes to achieve dark and lighter shades within each band. It became one of Susie Cooper’s most popular designs, in production from the early 1930s until the 1960s, available through the department store, John Lewis. Cooper was also one the first designers to introduce straight-sided coffee cans.

Components of the work

Saucer Diameter 14.5 cm Height 2.5 cm
Cup Diameter 7.5 cm Height 7.2 cm

Materials used in production

Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Moulded
Painted
Glazed

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Susie Cooper [in script] / ENGLAND
  • Location: Underside of base of cup
  • Method of creation: Printed in brown
  • Type: Maker's mark
  • Text: A / SUSIE COOPER / PRODUCTION / CROWN WORKS, / BURSLEM, / ENGLAND
  • Location: Underside of base of saucer
  • Method of creation: Printed in brown
  • Type: Maker's mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.14 & A-2020
Primary reference Number: 279159
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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