Rare 1917 Wedgwood Fairyland Lustre Three Handled Loving Cup Daisy Makeig Jones For Sale
This is an exquisite andextremely rare,Wedgwood Fairyland 1917,Daisy Makeig three handled loving cup,decorated with threeindividual white,crimson& gold gilt humming birds, against a mottledgreen lustre background to the exterior and edged in gold gilt.Thegreen lustre was achieved by using component metals ....Gold, Bismuth, Titanium, and Uranium.
The interiorof this exquisite three handled loving cup has a magnificent stylised colouredhumming bird against a pearlescent mother of pearl background, withgold gilt flying geese border. The mother of pearl lustre was achieved by using component metals .... Bismuth and Titanium.
Onthe base isthe printed portland vase mark ingold giltscript with 'WedgwoodEngland' andthe serial number Z5088.
Thisfabulous miniture three handled loving cup is illustrated in the book by Una Des Fontaines ...... Wedgwood Fairyland Lustre .... The work of Daisy Makeig Jones page70.In 1917 Daisy Makeig Jonesessayed the use of geometrical patternson humming birdswith even more intricate in-filling decoration, the engraving for the gold printing was finer,ornamentation more delicate and discreet.
It's in fantastic original condition with no chips, scratches,flee bites, or restoration and very little wear to the base. It does have a very tiny grain of sand imperfection from manufactureunder it's glaze, can only be seen from very close inspection and this does not detract from the beauty of this very rare stunning piece of Wedgwood lustre .... hard to believe it's96 years of age and been through a couple of world wars.
As you can see from my pictures, thislovelyminiture loving cup seems to colour shift depending on room lighting conditions, which is quite striking, it looks different at certain times of the day ....... it's one of thosepieces ofWedgwoodthat you never seem to get fed up of looking at ...... a real fantastic design conceptfrom one theworlds bestceramic makers.
Susannah Margaretta "Daisy" Makeig-Jones (1881–1945) was a pottery designer for Wedgwood. She is best known for her range of "Fairyland Lustre" pottery.
She was born in Wath-upon-Dearne near Rotherham in Yorkshire. She was the eldest of seven children. Her father, K. Geoffrey Makeig-Jones, was of Welsh origin and was a medical doctor; her mother was the daughter of Thomas Reeder, a solicitor, in Yorkshire. Both families were of the 'gentry' origin and of a professional class background. She was taught by a governess at home, then attended a boarding school near Rugby. After her family moved to Torquay she entered the Torquay School of Art. She joined Wedgwood in 1909, after gaining an introduction to the managing director Cecil Wedgwood through a relative (Reverend Archibald Sorby). Cecil Wedgwood actually didn't really want her,he thought it would cause problems, basically because she wasn't typically working class.
One of Cecil's daughters, Doris Audrey Wedgwood, married her brother Thomas Geoffrey Rowland Makeig-Jones in 1928. She was asked to retire in April 1931, but typically she ignored the request and continued to work on in her studio. After an inevitable acrimonious confrontation with Josiah wedgwood she suddenly left in the middle ofa week, having arranged to have all the sample pieces of her work smashed by an assistant. She returned to the family home in Seaton in Devon. Here she devoted her time to gardening and looking after her mother, a task she shared with her two sisters. She died on the 21st July 1945 at the age of sixty three, after a protracted illness. Wedgwood Fairlyland Lustrehasundoubtedly become, the most famous and collectable of all the wedgwood pottery pieces.
Dimensions as follows .....
Height:2 inches or5 cm
Diameter:2 inches or5 cm
Weight:60.6 gramsor 1.95ozs
Thesestunningminiture Wedgwoodloving cupshave become so very desirable/collectable, andare appreciating in value.
This highly sought-afterminiture make a superb gift, and solid future investment, a nice solid honest piece ofWedgwood Lustre.
Thelovingcupwill be carefully packaged and posted,recorded, specialdelivery with insurance.
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