Diablo cup, saucer and plate

Josiah Wedgwood & Sons Ltd

Diablo cup, saucer and plate

Josiah Wedgwood & Sons Ltd


Cylindrical coffee can, sides covercoat printed with two horizontal rows of teardrop motifs, matt yellow/green ('Old Gold') above, matt black below. Top row of teardrops reach upward, bottom row reach downward, so tails overlap slightly in the middle, brown/grey in colour. Saucer aerograph-sprayed matt black, reserving rim and cup well in white. White plate with slight curving rim, decorated with covercoat printed border of single row of matt black and yellow/green teardrops, in alternate up and down facing positions. pattern : Diablo & C2150 & Old Gold (colourway) shape : Can

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Pattern Patterns come in many different guises, from the simple stripe to the flourishing flower. Whether abstract or natural, simple or complicated, patterns can elevate the ordinary and functional into an object of beauty and delight. Some patterns are chosen to exaggerate the shape, to flow with the curves or sharpen the edges, to slim the body or fatten it up, to create optical effects, making you look twice. Others are chosen to show off the material, emphasising its possibilities and individual qualities. But patterns also embody the maker's own interests, from nature and music to history and religion. The pots in our cupboards, the vases on our shelves, the clothes on our backs, the shoes on our feet are all everyday objects in everybody's lives. They each provide a surface for pattern, constantly changing with time and tastes of the day.

Object Name

Diablo cup, saucer and plate

Date Created



plate: 1.7cm
saucer: 1.7cm
cup: 6.9cm x 9.4cm
cup & saucer: 7.4cm

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©Ellesborough Limited

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