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Cup and saucer: C.24 & A-2020

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)

Maker(s)

Designer: Cooper, Susie
Maker: Wedgwood

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Description

Bone china, moulded and decorated with enamel colours in pink and black.

Bone china, moulded and decorated with enamel colours in pink and black.

Cup and saucer in 'Can' shape with 'Harlequinade' pattern.
Cup, bone china, circular 'Can' shape with loop handle. Exterior decorated with four, large overlapping squarish ‘blobs’ of colour, alternately black and muted pink, all other parts undecorated. Underside slightly concave. Unmarked.
Saucer, bone china, circular with circular indentation. Concave sides decorated on the upper side with broad black band. All other parts undecorated. Flat within gutter inside foot-rim.

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

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Circa 1968 - 1969

Note

‘Harlequinade’ (pattern number 2115-2118) was introduced in 1968, along with five other designs featuring abstract shapes and contrasting colours, each was available in different colourways. They drew on a visit Susie Cooper made to ‘swinging’ London and the geometric forms of Op Art, and show her skill in interpreting contemporary trends. She first introduced the 'Can' shape in 1958.

Components of the work

Saucer Diameter 14 cm Height 2 cm
Cup Diameter 6.5 cm Height 6.5 cm

Materials used in production

Bone china

Techniques used in production

Moulded
Enamelled
Glazed

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: FINE BONE CHINA / Susie Cooper / MEMBER OF THE / WEDGWOOD GROUP / ENGLAND
  • Location: Underside of base of saucer
  • Method of creation: Printed in black
  • Type: Maker's mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.24 & A-2020
Primary reference Number: 279207
Entry form number: 511
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Audit data

Created: Thursday 17 December 2020 Updated: Thursday 29 February 2024 Last processed: Thursday 29 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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