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Child's Cup and Saucer

1912-1918 (made)
Place Of Origin

Child's cup and saucer, of transfer printed and glazed white porcelain.

1. the cup, which has an indented base, is transfer printed with motifs of golden brown teddy bears playing sports: a roller-skating bear with two others behind him, and a soccer playing bear kicking a football away from two other bears in a goal mouth. The cup has a bracketed ring handle, and a gold line around the edge, the base, and the handle.

2. the saucer, which has an indented base, is transfer printed with motifs of golden brown teddy bears playing sports: a newly bowled-out cricketer looking down at his bat, with his stumps fallen behind him as a bear who is fielding runs to catch the ball; a golfing bear raising his club to hit a ball, with another holding his bag of clubs in the background; and a roller-skating bear with two others behind him. The saucer has a curved and uptilted rim decorated with a gold line around the outer edge.


object details
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Cups
  • Saucer
Materials and Techniques
Transfer-printed and glazed porcelain
Brief Description
Child's Cup and Saucer; English, 1912-18
Physical Description
Child's cup and saucer, of transfer printed and glazed white porcelain.



1. the cup, which has an indented base, is transfer printed with motifs of golden brown teddy bears playing sports: a roller-skating bear with two others behind him, and a soccer playing bear kicking a football away from two other bears in a goal mouth. The cup has a bracketed ring handle, and a gold line around the edge, the base, and the handle.



2. the saucer, which has an indented base, is transfer printed with motifs of golden brown teddy bears playing sports: a newly bowled-out cricketer looking down at his bat, with his stumps fallen behind him as a bear who is fielding runs to catch the ball; a golfing bear raising his club to hit a ball, with another holding his bag of clubs in the background; and a roller-skating bear with two others behind him. The saucer has a curved and uptilted rim decorated with a gold line around the outer edge.
Dimensions
  • Height: 6.4cm
  • Width: 5.9cm
  • Length: 12.5cm
Marks and Inscriptions
AYNSLEY ENGLAND
Object history
References: See also B 267 (1,2), 268-1997, part of same set

See also Misc.314 & A-1978 by J & G Meakin of Hanley, the cup of which has the roller-skating teddy motif found on B.269-1997



The donor found the pieces (B267/269-1997) when clearing a house belonging to distant relatives. She suggests that they are likely to have belonged to Albert Sedgwick, who was born in about 1904.

What is certain is that the addition of 'ENGLAND' to Aynsleys' mark dates the pieces from 1891 or later.
Production
Made by: John Aynsley & Sons Ltd

Portland Works, Longton, Staffordshire
Collection
Accession Number
B.269:1-1997

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record createdApril 19, 2000
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