In 1940, for the bicentennial of the University of Pennsylvania, Wedgewood was commissioned to make sets of dinner plates in Queensware on custom blanks. Each of the twelve plates in each set featured an image of the campus supplied by an alumni artist.
To go along with these sets of dinner plates (though much more difficult to find) were made matching sets of demitasse cups and saucers. There were twelve of these, as well, decorated with the same twelve images printed in red on the cups.
This example features The Furness Library. Interestingly, rather than showing the main body of the building, one of the most important on campus, this image concentrates on the entrance to a later addition.
The saucer is 5" in diameter. The cup is 2" in diameter and 2.5" tall.
Condition: no wear or damage. Saucer is crazed, which is common on Queensware of this era.
Mark: impressed and printed marks on the bottoms of both cup and saucer.
Item ID: 2681
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