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Cup and saucer - Cornpoppy

Cornpoppy

  • Object:

    Cup and saucer

  • Place of origin:

    Barlaston (made)

  • Date:

    1971 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Cooper, Susie, born 1902 - died 1995 (designer)
    Josiah Wedgwood and Sons (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bone china with printed decoration

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the makers

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.71&A-1975

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 140, Factory Ceramics, case 6, shelf 4 []

Physical description

Coffee cup and saucer of white bone china, and printed on one side with an image of a corn poppy in red and olive green on a white ground.

Place of Origin

Barlaston (made)

Date

1971 (made)

Artist/maker

Cooper, Susie, born 1902 - died 1995 (designer)
Josiah Wedgwood and Sons (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Bone china with printed decoration

Marks and inscriptions

'WEDGWOOD BONE CHINA MADE IN ENGLAND SUSIE COOPER DESIGN CORNPOPPY'
Printed in black and gold beneath the Portland Vase symbol

Historical context note

Though the Susie Cooper Pottery had continued as a successful enterprise since the 1930s, in 1966 it merged with Wedgwood: the pottery remains a largely autonomous unit however, continuing to produce Susie Cooper designs.

The 'Cornpoppy' decoration reflects the Art Nouveau revival of the 1960s and early 1970s (influenced by artists like Mucha) with the use of sinuous line wrapping around the front of the form. The 'Cornpoppy' range was popular in Britain and, compared with other Wedgwood designs of the period, was very reasonably priced. Printed in two-colour decoration on one side only of a simple shape, it was relatively easy and cheap to produce.

Descriptive line

'Cornpoppy' cup and saucer of bone china, lithographic transfer-printed on one side with an image of a corn poppy in red and olive green on a white ground, designed by Susie Cooper, 'Can' shape, made by Josiah Wedgwood and Sons Ltd., Barlaston, 1971.

Materials

Bone china

Techniques

Printed

Subjects depicted

Poppy

Categories

Ceramics; Bone China

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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