Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Susie Cooper (1902-1995) bone china

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I’m continuing the glimpse into my sister-in-laws china cupboard with a very elegant bone china teacup by Susie Cooper.

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Susie Coopers work includes her early earthenware pieces, right through Art Deco and the elegant bone china of her Wedgwood period.   Her career spanned seven decades.  She died in 1995 at the age of 93.

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Like her contemporary, Clarice Cliff, she was one of the most important and influential designers of the twentieth century.

P7222954Her influence is seen in some of the shapes she introduced to china production, including the can and kestrel shapes.

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This cup and saucer bears the Wedgwood Group mark used between 1950-1966.

There are several books listed on Amazon featuring the career and designs of Susie Cooper.

For more Teacup Tuesday posts please visit Terri and Martha at their beautiful blogs.

 

13 comments:

Marie said...

I love love love the color of your old turquoise blue tea set. Stunning colors!

Happy Tea Tuesday!
-Marie

Johanna said...

Hello,
I have never heard about those designers, but the cup is just beautiful. Thank you for sharing this interesting informations and the lovely tea cup.
Best greetings, Johann

Terri said...

Gorgeous! You rarely see this color in a tea cup and this one is so lovely! I had not heard of Suzie Cooper (Clarice Cliff I had). Very interesting to read of her and see this cup. Thank you so much for your fab post!
Hugs,
Terri

Zaa said...

I love art Deco... and I do not know this cup designer .. so thanks for sharing the background on this gorgeous cup ...HUGS

Micupoftea~ said...

What a lovely blog you have. I had a delighful visit. Gorgeous lake and beautiful family! The Chikirmachi dishes are so unique~
The scone/food pics on your sidebar made me hungry! LOL~
Hope you can stop by sometime for a cuppa at my blog.
Shawn

Darlene - The Tea Enthusiast's Scrapbook said...

Simply gorgeous cup! Thanks for sharing some of the history! It's amazing how much we can learn from each other about all things tea!

Blessings,

Darlene

Sherry said...

Such a beautiful color cup. Thanks for stopping by!

Marilyn said...

Oh it is gorgeous. I didn't know this about Susie Cooper, but now I will be looking. I love the art deco period, one of my favorites.

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: What a beautiful tea cup. I did not know that it was Wedgewood. Just stunning. Thank you for the extra information. I always love to learn about the various tea cups. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

Angela McRae said...

Now I absolutely love this teacup! I was not familiar with Susie Cooper so thanks for "introducing" me to someone new!

romance-of-roses said...

I absolutely love this color, teal. Will have to look for this color. I sometimes go to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA and hope that I will find one there. Thank you for sharing this lovely tea cup/saucer.
Blessings...Lu

Jo said...

That is beautiful -never heard of the of this sign.

Antiques And Teacups said...

This is one of Susie Cooper's more elegant designs. Such a change from Kestral or Endon or the rest. I love the color. Thanks for sharing!
Ruth

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