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267/2001-2

Collection

CER

Brief description

A glazed earthenware saucer for a cup in the shape 'Chelsea Wicker' and pattern 'Buttercup' manufactured by W.T. Copeland in 1894. circular in form with radiating fluted moulding throughout, the saucer has a central relief moulded band of simulated wicker/basket work and fluted rim and circular flat cetral indentation. Cream ground with applied transfer decoration consisting of a narrow red/brown border of wicker band, with sprigs of a meadow posy, predominatntly made up of buttercups above the wicker border in three places. A floral motif of a simple posy of buttercups in in centre and bordered with red/brown 'lace' motif. Colours are red/brown, yellow, green, blue. Marked on reverse with maker's mark.

Title

Buttercup
Chelsea Wicker

Object name

saucer
cup saucer

Object number

267/2001-2

Location

Temp Exhib Space

Production organisation

W. T. Copeland and Sons Ltd (manufacturer)

Production date

1894

Production place

Stoke

Material

earthenware
glaze
transfer

Dimensions

Diameter: 14cm
Height: 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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