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272/2001-2

Collection

CER

Brief description

A glazed earthenware Creamware saucer for a cup, probably designed by Millicent Taplin and manufactured by Wedgwood in 1940s. Circular in form with raised flat deep rim and central circular indentation. White glaze throughout with decoration consisiting of a narrow green band around the rim, and border below the rim of double rings in silver, high lustre metallic paint, with slanted divisions between the two filled with a green oval form. Marked on base.

Title

Creamware

Object name

saucer
cup saucer

Object number

272/2001-2

Location

Temp Exhib Space

Production person

Taplin, Millicent (designer)

Production organisation

Josiah Wedgwood and Sons Ltd (manufacturer)

Production date

1940 = 1949 (c)

Production place

Burslem

Material

earthenware
glaze

Dimensions

Diameter: 11.3cm
Height: 2.2cm

Label

Exhibition text, source and date unknown

The style of everyday tableware is always changing. Unlike fine china which is often purchased as a wedding present and lasts a lifetime, everyday tableware is replaced more frequently. New shapes, colours and patterns are introduced by designers and manufacturers to attract us to their products.

When surveyed across the 20th century, tableware provides a remarkably clear picture of the main developments in style and taste. The designs echo the changing styles in domestic interiors, and reflect the ways in which social and domestic conventions evolve.
 
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