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Coffee can: C.6 & A-1998

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: Susie Cooper China Ltd.




Bone china coffee can and saucer, decorated with aerographed dark turquoise, sgraffito spirals and painted in blue enamel.

Bone china coffee can and saucer, aerographed in dark turquoise decorated with sgraffito spirals and small circles, and painted in blue enamel. Can shape. Cylindrical cup with rounded loop handle. Circular saucer with shallow curved sides, and a circular depression inside the low footring. The cup is decorated on the exterior, and has a white base, handle and a white interior painted with a blue band below the rim. The saucer has a white circle in the centre, a wide band of decoration, and a white rim and back.


History note: Given to the donor's mother as a retirement gift in 1966.

Legal notes

Given anonymously through the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Place(s) associated

  • Burslem ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1998-01-19) by Anonymous


Elizabeth II
Production date: circa AD 1966 : The mark on both the pieces was used between about 1951 and March 1966. See documentation.


The cup and saucer came from a boxed set of six coffee cans and saucers each of different colours.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( blue)
Saucer Diameter 14.0 cm Height 1.2 cm
Cup Diameter 6.5 cm Height 6.3 cm Width 9.4 cm

Materials used in production

Bone china

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Susie Copper/*/BONE CHINA/ENGLAND
  • Location: In centre of base of each piece
  • Method of creation: Printed in brown
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.6 & A-1998
Primary reference Number: 28592
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 1 November 2012 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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