5 Piece Susie Cooper Art Deco Expresso Set
Item #1653 SOLD
This is an exciting Susie Cooper, 15 piece set of the striking modernist china by one of Britain’s most re-known ceramicists and dinnerware designers. Green & Black Tea set with kestrel pot, sugar, creamer, six cups and six saucers. Good with no chips, cracks or repairs has some crazing as most of these pieces do, but nothing that takes away from the pattern or look. Created in 1933 the graduated black bands on cream background comes alive with bright green detail. In an era of otherwise flowery and whimsical pattern names and embellishment this truly stands out as bold and forward thinking. This pattern is predominately featured in the most important books on Susie Copper and 20th Century Ceramic designers. With the important Kestrel coffee pot!
Today, one usually finds a single cup, a jug or plate atauction. but here is a stunning set of luncheon plates, cake/bread plates, cups, saucers and berry bowls with an oval serving bowl and pitcher.. A few pieces have slight crazing, some have some shading from ‘hand painting’ and there are only five berry bowls, but this is a wonderful find for a collector…even if only for a dynamic display!
Along with Clarice Cliff and Charlotte Rhead, Susie Cooper is famous for introducing vivid colors and avant garde designs to English Pottery and this is one of the finest and most collectable. Her career,highly documented in many books on Art Deco and Ceramics spanned more than 60 years, including her “Deco Era “ work at Crown Pottery in Burslem in the 30s through the 60s and 70s as a master designer at Wedgwood China.