cup & saucer

John Edward Goodwin, 1867 - 1949

cup & saucer

John Edward Goodwin 1867 - 1949


Circular tea cup tapering to flat foot, moulded with four horizontal concave flutes around sides. Edges of flutes picked out in narrow bands, two dark brown bands above two narrower rust brown bands. Sharply angled handle, picked out with a rust brown stripe down its back. Heavy saucer, upper surface moulded with three concave flutes encircling central cup depression. Flute edges picked out in narrow bands, two dark brown bands encircling two narrow rust brown bands.

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Object Name

cup & saucer

Creators Name

John Edward Goodwin

Date Created



saucer: 2.2cm
cup: 6.2cm
cup & saucer: 7cm
cup: 11.2cm

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Place of creation




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