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Bone china powder blue cup and saucer with Makeig-Jones crest - c.1912

Bone china powder blue cup and saucer with Makeig-Jones crest, © Wedgwood Museum
    Bone china powder blue cup and saucer with Makeig-Jones crest
    © Wedgwood Museum

Cups and saucers. Powder blue backgrounds and gilding. c.1912

Cups and saucers. Powder blue backgrounds and gilding. c.1912

  • Type of object: Teaware/cup and saucer
  • Mark: (portland vase motif)
    WEDGWOOD
    MADE IN ENGLAND
    [Printed on cup and saucer]
    AH
    [Impressed on saucer]
  • Year produced: c.1912
  • Body: Bone china
  • Decoration: gilded
  • Accession number: 8937a, 8937b

Related people

  • 'Daisy' Makeig-Jones

    'Daisy' Makeig-Jones (1880 - 1944)

    Susannah Margaretta "Daisy" Makeig-Jones was a pottery designer for Wedgwood. She is best known for her range of "Fairyland Lustre" pottery.The daughter of a doctor, she was born in Rotherham. After her family moved to Torquay she entered the Torquay School of Art. She joined Wedgwood in 1909, after gaining an introduction to the managing director Cecil Wedgwood through a relative. Both of Cecil's daughters married brothers of hers. According to factory history, Daisy was asked to leave Wedgwood in 1930. She refused to go, maintaining she was part of the family. She left of her own accord not long afterwards making the dramatic gesture of smashing her pots as she went!

Glossary

  • Bone china

    Bone china

    A porcelain made from clay and feldspathic rock with the addition of about 50 percent of calcined animal bone. Josiah Wedgwood II introduced bone china at the Wedgwood Etruria factory in 1812.