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reproductions

The follow are official or licensed collectors items. Also detailled are a series of collectors Toby jugs.
Wedgwood Kestrel Breakfast Sets
Wedgwood Recumbent Deer
Wedgwood Susie Cooper Centenary
Wedgwood Miscellaneous CentenaryItems
Bradford Exchange
Kevin Francis Editions
Wedgwood Kestrel Breakfast Sets
There have been several authorised reissues of Susie Coopers work. Possibly the best know are the kestrel breakfast sets made by Wedgwood in 1987. Perhaps not strictly a reproduction, this was the first time since the 1950s that Kestrel shape had been produced. Revised versions of Yellow Daisy Polka Dot and Pink Fern were used. A copy of the Publicity leaflet with all the patterns can be found in Susie Cooper Ceramics a Collectors Guide page 94
Polka Dot re-issue
Wedgwood Recumbent Deer
Wedgwood Women Designers of the 20th Century. Susie Cooper Recumbent Deer. In a limited edition of 5,000. Issued in 1997. Cup, saucer and side plate. In Wedgwood blue box. Edition number included on separate certificate, but not shown on actual item. This is a previously unissued design by Susie and was one of the last designs she created for Wedgwood.

Seen for sale at Liberty's, London May 1999. Cost £75.00

FOOTNOTE:
The side plate is often seen for sale separately on eBay, this is the result of a large quantity of seconds being sold from the Wedgwood factory shop. Price guide approx. £10.00 - £20.00
Recumbent Deer
Wedgwood Susie Cooper Centenary
In 2002 Wedgwood issued two limited edition pieces to commemorate 100 years of Susie Cooper. These were a reproduction of the famous leaping deer table centre and a charger decorated with the Chow Dynasty pattern. Each piece came boxed with a certificate.

The Deer was issued in a limited edition of 250 and cost £150.00

The Chow Dynasty charger was issued in a limited edition of 750 and cost £99.00

More pictures and full details of these pieces can be found in our archive section
Centenary Leaping Deer
Wedgwood Miscellaneous Centenary Items
As part of the Wedgwood Centenary exhibition held at the Wedgwood Visitors Centre employees were demonstrating the decorating technique used by Susie Cooper. These pieces were made available for sale through the visitors centre shop and included various items including coffee cups decorated in hand painted patterns like pink bud and peacock feather. Sgraffito vases and kestrel teapots were also made. Most of the table ware items were made in bone china. Not all items were made available to the public
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Bradford Exchange Geometric Plates
In the early part of 1999 Bradford Exchange issued a set of 6 plates with reproductions of geometric designs by Susie Cooper. Below is a copy of the publicity brochure issued for these plates. (Courtesy Andrew Casey.)

Odd examples now turn up for sell on eBay or at some of the larger antiques fairs.

Plates are clearly marked Bradford Exchange and Wedgwood.
Bradford Exchange Susie Cooper plates
Kevin Francis Editions
The following four pictures show modern pieces that have been produced by Kevin Francis. All are sold out, but can often be found with dealers in collectables. The large Toby jug and the character jug are apparently limited editions of 350 pieces each.
The models are wall mask,wall mask miniature ,Character jug,) Toby jug.

There is also a model which depicts Susie Cooper 'side-saddle' on a leaping deer, with a square plate in the green version of Dresden Spray behind. Issued in a limited edition of 1000.

All pictures copyright Kevin Francis
Kevin Francis Susie Cooper



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