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Melba lustre cup with hummingbird pattern - c.1917

Melba lustre cup with hummingbird pattern, © Wedgwood Museum
    Melba lustre cup with hummingbird pattern
    © Wedgwood Museum

Melba cup with orange mottled interior and central motif of a hummingbird. Bone china. c.1917

Melba cup with orange mottled interior and central motif of a hummingbird. Bone china. c.1917

  • Type of object: Ornamental ware/chalice cup
  • Mark: T
    [Painted]
  • Year produced: c.1917
  • Body: Bone china
  • Material: ceramic
  • Decoration: lustre, mottled
  • Accession number: 11053

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.