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Teapot and cover: C.23 & A-2020

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Designer: Cooper, Susie
Maker: Wedgwood




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

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

Teapot and cover in 'Can' shape with 'Harlequinade' pattern.
Teapot, bone china, oval 'Can' shape with domed top and cover and swan neck spout. Loop handle to pot and continuous oval loop knob to cover. Decorated with four, large, overlapping squarish ‘blobs’ of colour to either side of the pot, in muted colours: pink, turquoise blue, black and pink; all other parts undecorated. Underside flat with slight footrim. Unmarked.


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 cm
Length: 24 cm
Width: 10.7 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Circa 1968 - 1969


‘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.

Materials used in production

Bone china

Techniques used in production


References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.23 & A-2020
Primary reference Number: 279208
Entry form number: 511
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Audit data

Created: Thursday 17 December 2020 Updated: Thursday 7 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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