A cup and saucer and a plate from the Foley bone china tea service, c 1934


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Provenance: Edgar Peacock; Edgar Horns, Eastbourne, 20 September 2000 
Exhibited: China Pottery and Glass Exhibition, Harrods, London, 22 October ‚Äì 10 November 1934; Frank Brangwyn, Leeds, Bruges, Swansea, 2006 

Literature: Horner, Dr. Libby, Frank Brangwyn, A Mission to Decorate Life, Liss Fine Art, 2006, p. 170-181

A cup, a saucer, and a plate

The Foley and Royal Staffordshire Potteries invited a number of distinguished British artists to create contemporary ceramic designs which were then entrusted to Clarice Cliff and her assistants. The results, revealing a definitely English type of contemporary and modern design and [possessing] a freshness of outlook and originality of treatment which is altogether delightful’, were displayed at a special exhibition at Harrods in 1934. (89) 

Other artists involved included Angelica Bell, Vanessa Bell, Clarice Cliff, Duncan Grant, Barbara Hepworth, Dame Laura Knight, Paul Nash, Dod Proctor, Eric Ravilious and Graham Sutherland.