Susie Cooper Yellow Tango Milk & Sugar
A Susie Cooper 1930s kestrel shape milk jug and sugar bowl in Cooper's classic art deco Yellow Tango pattern. Each piece is stamped to the underside "Susie Cooper Production Crown Works Burslem" and bears the Susie Cooper leaping deer trademark. Restraint, fitness for purpose and a careful consideration for shape and pattern are Susie Cooper hallmarks, to which this milk and sugar stand testament.
Susie Cooper (1902 – 95) was at the forefront of British Industrial Ceramics for over sixty years, and is now recognised as the most important and influential ceramic designer of her generation. She revolutionised tableware in the 1930s by producing elegantly designed, functional and cost-conscious earthenwares. Cooper took her cues from the current trend for modernism. Friend and architect Serge Chermayeff - co-designer of the 1935 modernist De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill - was one such influence. The emphasis was on functionalism, the dynamic relationship between form and colour, and the restraint that should be practiced with regard to decoration. Few of the Staffordshire potteries found favour with this new approach. Susie Cooper was the exception. Her early works, such as this Yellow Tango milk and sugar, are now much sort after by collectors.
Material: glazed earthenware
Manufacturer: Susie Cooper Production Crown Works Burslem
Year of manufacture:c.1932
Design shape: Kestrel
Pattern: Yellow Tango
Dimensions sugar bowl: Height 4.5cm / Diameter 10cm
Dimensions milk jug: Height 7.5cm / Diameter 7 cm / Width from spout to handle 10.5cm
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