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Queen's ware cup and saucer decorated with a border of black rabbits - Oct 1938

Queen's ware cup and saucer decorated with a border of black rabbits, © Wedgwood Museum
    Queen's ware cup and saucer decorated with a border of black rabbits
    © Wedgwood Museum

Nursery ware: cup and saucer: decorated with a border of black rabbits. Daisy Makeig-Jones cup and saucer: c.1923

Nursery ware: cup and saucer: decorated with a border of black rabbits. Daisy Makeig-Jones cup and saucer: c.1923

  • Type of object: Teaware/cup and saucer
  • Mark: WEDGWOOD
    [Impressed on saucer]
    2
    [Printed on saucer]
    WEDGWOOD
    ETRURIA
    ENGLAND
    DESIGNED BY SM MAKEIG JONES
    [Printed on saucer and cup]
    g
    [Printed on saucer and cup]
  • Year produced: Oct 1938
  • Body: Queen's ware, cream-coloured earthenware
  • Accession number: 9841, 9841a
  • Dimensions: 66 mm (height), 149 mm (diameter)

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

  • Nurseryware

    Nurseryware

    Nurseryware by Wedgwood was usually of Queen's Ware, and included mugs, plates, porringers and teacups and saucers. The most celebrated nurseryware range by Wedgwood was the Peter Rabbit set, reproduced from original Beatrix Potter drawings.
  • 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.