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Liberty Queen's Ware Cup and Saucer

Liberty Queen's Ware Cup and Saucer

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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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
cup
saucer
date made
April 6, 1917 - November 11, 1918
commissioner
Taylor, Lillian Gary
maker
Josiah Wedgwood & Sons
place made
United Kingdom: England, Staffordshire
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)
Measurements
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
ID Number
1980.0790.01ab
accession number
1980.0790
catalog number
1980.0790.01ab
Credit Line
Dr. Victor Polikoff and Mrs. Muriel Polikoff
subject
World War I
Women's History
Charity Organizations
coat-of-arms
Flags
Fund Raising
Liberty
Patriotic
Tea Drinking
World War I
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Cultural and Community Life: Ceramics and Glass
Domestic Furnishings
Military
Liberty China
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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