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saucer / cup

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Earthenware cup (a) and saucer (b) from a 6-piece part tea service, cast, covered all over in bright orange glaze with mottled black specks; the cup in the form of an inverted cone with flat foot and double disc handle.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1923-1934
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 65 millimetres (cup)
    • Diameter: 110 millimetres (rim of cup)
    • Diameter: 138 millimetres (saucer)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        maker's mark
      • Inscription Content

        Printed dark blue Hael factory monogram and shape number 181 10
  • Curator's comments

    For further discussion of this service, one of Grete Marks's best known designs, and the use of the highly regarded orange glaze, see U. Hudson-Wiedenmann and J. Rudoe, 'Grete Marks: Artist Potter', in 'Journal of the Decorative Arts Society, no. 26, 2002, pp. 100-119.

  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    Purchased by vendor, the artist's daughter, from Woolley & Wallis, Salisbury, 21 November 2007, lot 391.

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number


Tea service

Tea service

c estate of margret marks © The Trustees of the British Museum

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