Liberty Queen's Ware Cup and Saucer

Description (Brief)
Ivory-colored ceramic cup and saucer with the "Liberty" motif consisting of a center shield with the American Stars and Stripes surrounded by eleven Allied flags from World War I, including (from left to right) Cuba, Romania, Montenegro, Italy, Great Britain, Belgium, France, Russia, Japan, Portugal, and Serbia. Lillian Gary Taylor designed and sold Liberty China and Queen's Ware to raise funds to support charitable relief organizations during WWI.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
April 6, 1917 - November 11, 1918
Taylor, Lillian Gary
Wedgwood and Sons, Ltd, Josiah
Josiah Wedgwood & Sons
Physical Description
polychrome (component surface decoration color name)
shield, laurel wreath, and flags (joint piece description of decoration)
shield, laurel wreath, and flags (overall description of decoration)
ceramic, earthenware, refined (cup material)
ceramic, earthenware, refined (saucer material)
gilt (overall production method/technique)
overall; part; cup: 6.1 cm x 12.1 cm x 9.7 cm; 2 13/32 in x 4 3/4 in x 3 13/16 in
overall; part: saucer: 1.5 cm x 14.6 cm; 19/32 in x 5 3/4 in
cup: 2 7/16 in x 4 3/4 in x 3 7/8 in; 6.19125 cm x 12.065 cm x 9.8425 cm
saucer: 3/4 in x 5 3/4 in; 1.905 cm x 14.605 cm
place made
United Kingdom: England, Staffordshire
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
World War I
Women's History
Charity Organizations
Fund Raising
Liberty China
Domestic Furnishings
Tea Drinking
World War I
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Home and Community Life: Ceramics and Glass
Liberty China
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Dr. Victor Polikoff and Mrs. Muriel Polikoff
Taylor, Lillian Gary. Liberty China and Queen’s Ware: Manufactured and Sold Solely for the Benefit of Various Allied War Charities
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