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Susie Cooper Kestrel Shape Crescent Moon Dishes 1930’s

15 Feb
Absolutely beautiful Susie Cooper Dishes

This is a beautiful partial set of dishes designed by Susie Cooper in the Kestrel Shape. The pattern is called Crescent Moon. Colour is Mahogany. There is a definite Art Deco look to the handles and lids.

Susie Cooper was an English ceramic designer. She first worked for A. E. Gray & Company who soon discovered she was a talented designer and painter. In October 1929 she established her own business, Susie Cooper Pottery, in the same building as George Street Pottery in Tunstall England but that place closed down after only 3 weeks and she had to relocate to Chelsea Works in Burslem. Later she moved to Crown Works in 1931 adjacent to Wood & Sons who provided her company with the white ware that she used for her designs.

She was born in 1902 and died in 1995. She retired at the age of 80 and I believe she worked as a freelance designer well into her eighties. Susie Cooper designs are still highly sought after and collected to this day. Prices are usually higher for the ones that are more unusual in design and colour.

The Kestrel shape was launched in 1932, so this is a very early design.

The set shows some signs of crazing on a few pieces which have darkened slightly with age. Most are in very good condition with no apparent crazing.

As this is not a complete set, each piece will be sold separately and will be available at my booth at the The Almonte Antiques & Collectibles Market in Almonte ON. Open 10 to 5 Monday to Friday, free parking at the rear of the building and on the street.


Susie Cooper Dishes, Wedgwood, Can Shape, Florida, 1970’s

31 Dec

susie cooper florida

Designed by Susie Cooper in England for Wedgwood in 1971, the pattern is called Florida and they are in the Can shape. 6 nice sized mugs and a cream and sugar set.

Will be available soon at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte, ON.  Just 20 to 30 minutes west of the city of Ottawa.  Open year round, 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm.

Priced at $25 for the cream and sugar and $40 for the 6 mugs.

 

 

Susie Cooper Wedgwood Cornpoppy Dishes, 1970’s

31 Dec

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Another Susie Cooper design for Wedgwood in England called Cornpoppy, in the Can Shape, ca. 1971.   The pattern was applied using the ‘covercoat’ technique which was simpler in application than lithographs and gave a more uniform colour.    The colours are crisp and clear and perfect.

Will be available at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON. Open 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm all year long.

Priced as follows:

Sauce Boat: $ 25

Cream and Sugar $ 30 now SOLD!!

Mugs $ 10 each now SOLD!!

Cereal Bowl $ 10

 

Susie Cooper Coffee Set, Parrot Tulip, 1950’s

31 Dec

 

susie cooper tea pot and cups

Susie Cooper was born in 1902, at Stansfield near Burslem. Her first job was as a paintress for the pottery decorating firm of A.E. Gray at the age of 20.  She wanted more freedom to do her designs and set out on her own at the age of 27 to become an independent pottery producer. Her earlier art deco designs are widely collected and valuable.

The above pattern was designed sometime in 1955 and is called Parrot Tulip.  The shape of the dishes is Quail.  I believe these are decorated using lithographs on bone china.

Unfortunately the coffee pot is damaged beyond repair. there is a huge crack down the back side and one on the front. Only the lid is in perfect condition.  I saved the teapot to show the Quail shape.

The rest of the set will be for sale at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON which is open 7 days a week all year round.

Set includes 5 demi tasse cups and 5 saucers (one of the cups has a hairline crack) cream and sugar.

Priced at $45 for the cups and saucers and cream and sugar.