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Queen's ware and green wash lemonade mug with Brighton view - c.1955

Queen's ware and blue wash lemonade mug with Brighton view, © Wedgwood Museum
    Queen's ware and blue wash lemonade mug with Brighton view
    © Wedgwood Museum

Lemonade mugs with a printed view of Brighton. Queen's ware. Norman Makinson c.1955

Lemonade mugs with a printed view of Brighton. Queen's ware. Norman Makinson c.1955

  • Type of object: Useful ware/lemonade mug
  • Mark: SAMPLE
    [Printed]
    WEDGWOOD Of ETRURIA
    & BARLASTON
    MADE IN ENGLAND
    [Printed]
  • Year produced: c.1955
  • Body: Queen's ware, cream-coloured earthenware
  • Material: ceramic
  • Accession number: 11769

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  • Norman Makinson

    Norman Makinson (1923 - 2010)

    Norman Makinson (born 1923) was primarily an artist and designer. He joined the Wedgwood factory at Etruria as an apprentice in 1937, but then joined the Royal Marines in 1940 and served throughout World War II.On returning to the Wedgwood design department after the war, his most famous designs included a limited edition mug commemorating the Festival of Britain and in 1953 the tableware design 'Partridge in a Pear Tree'. Makinson left the Wedgwood factory at Barlaston in 1955, to take up a career in teaching design. In May 1992 he had a display of exhibits called 'Animalesque' at Bodelwyddan Castle. He died in April 2010 aged 88.

Glossary

  • Queen’s ware

    Queen’s ware

    In 1765 Wedgwood provided a tea and coffee service to Her Majesty Queen Charlotte (wife of George III) in the new earthenware body he had recently perfected. She was so pleased with the set that she not only allowed Josiah to style himself ‘Potter to Her Majesty’, she also allowed him to call his new earthenware ‘Queen’s ware’ - a name by which Wedgwood’s cream coloured earthenware is still known today.