POTTERY HAND PAINTED ART DECO LUSTRE SUSIE COOPER STYLE
RARE DUCHESS CHINA CUP & SAUCER PATTERN
decorative quality, early 1920s Gray's Pottery Art Deco bone china
porcelain cup and saucer. Clearly a pattern in the Susie
Cooper style - most probably an early design by her. A rare
example and highly collectable on the comparatively rare Duchess
China body." Antiques Expert Hamilton Bear.
height cup 750 mm max. width saucer 132 mm max.
to base including pattern number to saucer illustrated.
Pattern 7110 appears unrecorded in
any available literature on Gray's Pottery. The style is consistent
with Gloria Lustre wares and Susie Cooper designs for Gray's. Most
probably this is an unrecorded Susie Cooper design and dates from
c.1926-27 - her most influential period at Gray's Pottery. The unusual
cup shape may also be a Susie Cooper design and is worthy of further
research. Bone china or porcelain is quite unusual for Grays Pottery:
most hand painted designs were produced on in the white earthenware
blanks. This pre-decorated cup and saucer china was made by
Edwards and Brown, Victoria Works Longton and is theirDuchess Chinabody.
Printed under-stamp in green; Godden 1458 with "Made in England" added;
is still discernible, with effort, on both pieces. E
& B L ceased production in 1933.
Overall, colourful and bright with no chips or staining. Good
condition for display with typical light rubbing wear to rims and the
easily worn, impractical, lustre decoration. There are two fine faint
hairlines to the cup which do not detract significantly from the
general decorative appeal of this rare and fragile item.
study all images carefully forming part of this description before you