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2005/66/3 Vase, ceramic with hand-painted decoration, designed by Susie Cooper, made by A E Gray & Co. (Gray's Pottery), Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, 1925-1929. Click to enlarge.

Vase designed by Susie Cooper

Made by A E Gray & Co in Stoke-on-Trent, England, 1925-1929.

Ceramics designer, Susie Cooper, created the vivid pattern on this vase in around 1925 for A E Gray & Co. (Gray’s Pottery) in Staffordshire, England. Cooper worked at Gray’s Pottery from 1922 to 1929, establishing herself as a celebrated modernist designer. This piece is typical of her contemporary work that combined bright colours with restrained motifs, appealing to a conservative, middle-class clientele. Her work at this time was not marked though is now recognisable from its floral patterns,...

Summary

Object No.

2005/66/3

Object Statement

Vase, ceramic with hand-painted decoration, designed by Susie Cooper, made by A E Gray & Co. (Gray's Pottery), Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, 1925-1929

Physical Description

Vase, ceramic with hand-painted decoration, designed by Susie Cooper, made by A E Gray & Co. (Gray's Pottery), Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, 1925-1929

Ceramic hand-painted vase with splayed foot and flat base, body is tall and baggy with short vertical narrow neck leading to flared rim. Round, curved overlapping geometrical patterns dominate vase decoration, enamel colours of green, orange, blue, yellow and black, brush strokes visible as applied thickly, creating parallel linear brush stroke patterns on some shapes, others display no significant brush stroke design. Marked on base.

Dimensions

Height

310 mm

Width

135 mm

Production

Designed

Cooper, Susie

Notes

Ceramics designer, Susie Cooper, created the vivid pattern on this vase in around 1925 for A E Gray & Co (Gray's Pottery) in Staffordshire, England. The pattern was applied by one of the pottery's painters or by Susie Cooper herself.

History

Notes

Ian Neil Whalland (1963-1996) acquired this vase for his collection of twentieth-century decorative art objects. He lived in Sydney, and developed his collection during the 1980s and 1990s.

Source

Credit Line

Bequest of Ian Neil Whalland, 1996

Acquisition Date

16 February 2005

Cite this Object

Harvard

Vase designed by Susie Cooper 2018, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 8 December 2019, <https://ma.as/345204>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/345204 |title=Vase designed by Susie Cooper |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=8 December 2019 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}
This object is currently on display in Collection Gallery 1 at the Museums Discovery Centre.

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