This superb and very collectable early Susie Cooper designed Paris shaped Jug is in superb condition for its age.
Dating from circa 1928 to 1929, this lovely jug is hand-painted in the very sought after “Cubist” pattern and is totally free from any chips, cracks, crazing or restoration work. There is some speckling to the underglaze on the inside (a factory fault).
The hand-painted pattern is in good to very good condition with good bright colours overall, except for some wear to the blue squares on either side (could be professionally restored) and some paint loss spots along the black lines in a couple of areas. All of which could have some professional restoration work to bring it up to A1 standard. Please see photos.
This gorgeous jug measures approximately 11.5cm high by 14cm from spout to handle. This is the medium size of the Paris jugs made at the time. A real treat!
Clearly marked with the D1 Galleon mark and the words “Gray’s Pottery, Hanley England, Designed By Susie Cooper”, the pattern number of 8071 and the paintress mark “. .”. There is also a second faint underglaze white ware stamp for “A Lancaster and Sons Ltd, Hanley England”.
A very sought-after design in a rare form and in superb undamaged condition. A must for the Art Deco Susie Cooper collector!