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Bowl: C.25-2020

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Designer: Cooper, Susie
Maker: Wedgwood

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Description

Bone china decorated with covercoat transfer, aerographed colour, sgrafitto, banding and painting in turquoise, blue and gold.

Bone china decorated with covercoat transfer, aerographed colour, sgrafitto, banding and painting in turquoise, blue and gold.

Bowl, bone china, rounded at base rising to slightly flared straight sides, standing on raised foot-rim. Decorated with covercoat transfer and in turquoise, blue and gold with ‘Chou Dynasty’ design of dragons and other ancient Chinese-inspired images in a wide band covering the exterior, a narrower band inside the rim and a central motif. Gold rim. Underside indented and flat within foot-rim, glazed. Printed on the underside: ‘FROM A BRONZE RITUAL WINE BUCKET OF WESTERN CHOU DYNASTY – 11TH CENTURY OR EARY 10TH CENTURY’ around ‘CHOU DYNASTY’

Notes

History note: Formerly in the collection of Susie Cooper; bequeathed to her son, Timothy Barker, who gave it to the Museum.

Legal notes

Given by Timothy Barker, son of Susie Cooper and Cecil Barker

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 24.5 cm
Height: 11 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2020) by Barker, Timothy

Dating

Circa 1971 - 1977

Note

‘Chou Dynasty’ (pattern no. 2207) was the only one of several Susie Cooper Designs in her series ‘inspired by some of the best works of bygone ages’ to be produced by Wedgwood in any quantity. The sophisticated covercoat transfer technique combined with the range of colouring techniques adds a strong sense of texture to the design.

Materials used in production

Bone china

Techniques used in production

Moulded
Painted
Aerographed
Covercoat transfer-printing
Sgraffito
Glazed

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: WEDGWOOD / Bone China / MADE IN ENGLAND [image of vase over] 1969-88
  • Location: Underside of base
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Maker's mark
  • Text: FROM A BRONZE RITUAL WINE BUCKET OF WESTERN CHOU DYNASTY – 11TH CENTURY OR EARY 10TH CENTURY [around] CHOU DYNASTY
  • Location: Underside of base
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.25-2020
Primary reference Number: 279209
Entry form number: 511
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Audit data

Created: Thursday 17 December 2020 Updated: Thursday 7 December 2023 Last processed: Thursday 29 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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