Since the 1930's, the Wedgewood pottery has been producing plates and dinnerware for schools, colleges and universities. The format is the same -twelves dinner plates showing twelve scenes of the school's campus- but there is infinite variety in design and execution.
Some of these plates are quite common, others are quite hard to find. The general rule is that the smaller the institution, the more difficult the plates are to find as the fewer sets were originally ordered.
From the pieces made for Swarthmore College, just outside of Philadelphia, this is a demitasse cup and saucer. One of the unusual things about the Swarthmore set is that the decoration is on a custom pottery black.
Size: saucer is 5.125" in diameter, cup is 2.5" in diameter and 2.75" tall.
Mark: impressed Wedgwood marks on bottom, dated 1960.
Item ID: 4109