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Coffee pot and cover: C.17 & A-2020

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

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

Entities

Categories

Description

Earthenware, aeropgraphed on-glaze in pink, decorated with sgraffito and painted in brown and black.

Earthenware, aeropgraphed on-glaze in pink, decorated with sgraffito and painted in brown and black.

Earthenware coffee pot and cover of ‘Kestrel' shape with 'Leaf' pattern: tall, circular body, upper half bellied out; spout of rectangular section with small bird-mouth-like rim; ‘D’ shaped loop handle opposite spout. Cover slightly domed with wing-like knob and air hole. Pot aerographed in pink, except for handle, rim and thin band around the base. Sgraffito leaf on each side, finished in brown, each with further leaf outlined in brown and thin black feathered swirls. Spout pink; cover white with pink band. Underside indented within 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

Measurements and weight

Height: 18.5 cm
Width: 16.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Burslem ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Production date: circa AD 1947

Note

The shape range 'Kestrel' was first introduced at the British Industries Fair in 1932, and produced in various patterns for more than 20 years. A larger coffee pot of the same shape was also available. ‘Leaf’ pattern, no. 2083, was introduced in 1947, available in pink, smoke blue and sage colours, and shown at the British Industries Fair that year.

Materials used in production

Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Moulded
Painted
Aerographed
Sgraffito
Glazed

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: A / SUSIE COOPER / PRODUCTION / CROWN WORKS, BURSLEM, ENGLAND.
  • Location: Underside of base
  • Method of creation: Printed in brown
  • Type: Maker's mark

Inscription present: in rectangular reserve

  • Text: 2083
  • Location: Underside of base
  • Method of creation: Hand-painted
  • Type: Pattern number

Inscription present: in rectangular reserve

  • Text: 30
  • Location: Underside of base
  • Method of creation: Relief stamped
  • Type: Shape number

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.17 & A-2020
Primary reference Number: 279200
Entry form number: 511
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Audit data

Created: Wednesday 16 December 2020 Updated: Tuesday 12 December 2023 Last processed: Friday 16 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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