Tea cup and saucer ; 1925; 74/377/1
Tea cup and saucer
"Souvenir cup and saucer of the Dunedin Exhibition, 1925 to 1926. On the inside of the cup is transfer printed suits of cards in their respective colours, plus the words ""The cup of knowledge"" in italics.
Earthenware, transfer print
On the cup a china mark reads "Bridgwood, picture of anchor, England". On the saucer centre reads ""Souvenir Dunedin Exhibition 1925 26 New Zealand" in italics.
"Cup: 55 mm high , Rim: 92 mm diameter
Saucer: 142 mm diameter"
"The cup and saucer were purchased at a Gala Day held at Carncot School Palmerston North.
The New Zealand and South Seas International Exhibition was a 'World's fair' held in Dunedin, Logan Park and celebrated our country and the South Seas.
'The Cup of Knowledge' is a novelty piece that could be used for fortune-telling, combining the fortune-telling arts of reading tea-leaves with that of reading cards.
This set was made by Sampson Bridgewood and Son, Anchor Pottery, Longton, Staffordshire,established in 1805."
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