Wedgwood Bute cups


Wedgwood made Bute shaped cups over a very long period from around 1812. Since their styles remained similar and they revived "old" designs and patterns, dating can be confusing. Nearly all wares are marked WEDGWOOD and, apart from the "Spode" type, their handle styles have an elegant simplicity.   


Examples
Simple loop handle, bone china
Wedgwood cup with a simple "loop" handle, eye- shaped in section with rounded top and somewhat pointed lower attachment. Delicate potting in bone china with WEDGWOOD printed  in brick red on the base. Beautiful white translucency. Bone china was first made in 1812 ( see des Fontaines in Godden, 1983). (aj096, h59, w82, b36 handle: h16.5, v31.4, w7.1) 
Wedgwood cup with a simple "loop" handle, eye- shaped in section with rounded top and pointed lower attachment . Fine potting in bone china with WEDGWOOD printed  in blue on the base. Beautiful white translucency. (aj668, h59, w84.7, b39.7(44.3) handle: h16.2 (20), v30.7, w6.9, 6.2) 
Wedgwood cup with a simple "loop" handle, eye- shaped in section with rounded top and pointed lower attachment . Fine potting in bone china with WEDGWOOD printed  in blue on the base. Beautiful white translucency. (aj741, h57.9, w82.7, b41.3(45.2) handle: h16.4 (20.4), v30.5, w7.2, 6.2, t4) 
Bute cup with a simple "loop" handle, eye- shaped in section with rounded top attachment . Tidy potting in bone china but not marked on the base. Fine flower painting. Underglaze chip from rim and base of handle. Could this therefore be a "second" and so not marked? ?Wedgwood. (aj648, h61.8, w87.9, b43.1(47.4) handle: h16.5 (20.9), v30.9, w7.1, 6.5) 
Wedgwood coffee can with a simple "loop" handle, eye- shaped in section. Bone china body and WEDGWOOD printed  in brick red on the base.  (a106, h64 ) 
Ring handle, bone china
Wedgwood cup with an oval ring handle. Delicate potting in bone china with WEDGWOOD printed  in brick red on the base. Beautiful white translucency. ?Pattern No 7, printed with hand colouring and gilding. (aj697, h57.9, w81.2, b33.2(36.9) handle: h13, v18.2, w6.6) 
Simple loop handle, pottery
 Light weight potting,  even wall thickness and flat bottom inside with distinct corner between side and bottom.   Shallow foot recess. Handle smooth (not made in mould) and smooths into cup at top and bottom. 

Wedgwood pottery cup with a simple "loop" handle, semi-circular in section which smooths into the surface of the cup. It has WEDGWOOD and 4 dots forming a square impressed  on the base. Hand painted decoration. ?Pearlware with no translucency. (aj128, h56.1, w84, b41.6 (45.7) handle: h17.1 (21.2), v33.3, w10.4, 7.9, t4) 
Wedgwood pottery cup with a simple "loop" handle, quite flattened in section which smooths into the surface of the cup. It has WEDGWOOD and 4 dots forming a square impressed  on the base. Underglaze blue and gilt decoration. ?Pearlware with minimal orange translucency. (aj576, h59, w85.9, b39.8 (44.2) handle: h17 (20.5), v33.6, w10, 7.7,  t3.5) 
Wedgwood pottery cup with a simple "loop" handle, semi-circular in section which smooths into the surface of the cup. It has WEDGWOOD and 4 dots forming a square impressed  on the base. Hand painted decoration. ?Pearlware with minimal orange translucency. (aj128, h57.5, w84, b42.3 handle: h17.8, v35.9, w9.4, 7.4) 
Wedgwood pottery cup with a simple "loop" handle, semi-circular in section which smooths into the surface of the cup. It has WEDGWOOD impressed  on the base. Blue transfer decoration outside and inside on flat bottom of cup. ?Pearlware. (a012, h60.5, w85, b45.9 handle: h16, v34.1, w7.7) Wrights.
Pottery cup with a simple "loop" handle, nearly rectangular in section, which smooths into the surface of the cup. It has 4 dots forming a square impressed  on the base. Hand painted decoration. ?Pearlware with minimal orange translucency. Possibly Wedgwood.  (aj252, h57.0, w84.4, b43.5 handle: h15.3, v31.1, w7.8, 6.3) 
Wedgwood  pottery cup with a simple "loop" handle, semi-circular in section which smooths into the surface of the cup. Blue star mark and WEDGWOOD impressed  on the base. Transfer decoration outside and inside. ?Pearlware. (aj214, h49.5, w78.4, b39.2 (42.6) handle: h16.7, v28.8, w8.9, 7.0 t3.7) .
Wedgwood pottery cup with a simple "loop" handle, strap-like with a groove along each outer edge, which smooths into the surface of the cup. WEDGWOOD impressed  on the base. Hand painted over transfer outside and inside on flat bottom of cup. ?Pearlware  with no translucency. (aj655, h65.5, w89.5, b42.3 (44.7)handle: h17.5 (20.2), v33.8, w8.7, 7.1) 
Wedgwood large pottery breakfast cup with a simple "loop" handle, strap-like with a groove along each outer edge, which smooths into the surface of the cup. WEDGWOOD impressed  on the base. Hand painted over transfer outside and inside on flat bottom of cup. ?Pearlware  with minimal orange translucency. (aj349, h63.6, w98.6, b46.2 handle: h19.1 (23.0), v35.7, w10.9, 8.0) 
Wedgwood large pottery breakfast cup with a simple "loop" handle, semi-circular in section which smooths into the surface of the cup. WEDGWOOD impressed  on the base. Hand painted over transfer outside and inside on flat bottom of cup. ?Pearlware. (aj106, h67, w110.4, b57.2 handle: h20.3, v42.5, w11, 8.9) 
Wedgwood pottery coffee cup with a simple "loop" handle, eye-shaped in section which smooths into the surface of the cup. WEDGWOOD and Y impressed  on the base. Saucer with WEDGWOOD and W impressed  on the base. Drabware with pale turquoise inside (aj223,h61.1, w66.3, b28.8 handle: h16.3, v33.4, w8.2, 6.7) 
Wedgwood pottery  cup with a simple "loop" handle, eye-shaped in section which smooths into the surface of the cup. WEDGWOOD and Y impressed  on the base. Cup damaged and break shows. Saucer with WEDGWOOD and D impressed  on the base. Basalt ware. (aj196, h82, w57.8, b42.9 handle: h17.1 (23.3), v39.6, w7.8, 7.7) 
"Spode" style handle, pottery
Wedgwood  pottery  cup with a "loop" handle of the Spode type. Hand painted over transfer outside and inside on flat bottom of cup. Impressed WEDGWOOD on base. (a063, h51.8, w79.4, b38.3 (40.9), handle: v29.1, h20.3, w6.6, 5.2, t3.9)
  Wedgwood  pottery  coffee cup with a "loop" handle of the Spode type. Hand painted and gilded over transfer outside and inside on flat bottom of cup. Impressed WEDGWOOD on base. (aj736, h59.7, w70.5, b33 (35.7), handle: v31.5, h18.5 (22.4), w7.1, 5.2, t4.3)
Wedgwood pearlware breakfast cup with a "loop" handle of the Spode type and minimal orange translucency. Hand painted over transfer outside and inside on flat bottom of cup. Impressed WEDGWOOD on base. (aj452, h64.5, w101.8, b48.3, (52.7) handle: v31.3, h19 (24.4), w7.4, 5.2, t4.7)
Wedgwood pearlware breakfast cup with a "loop" handle of the Spode type (part below "kick" broken off) and minimal orange translucency. Hand painted over transfer outside and inside on flat bottom of cup. Impressed WEDGWOOD on base. (aj263, h57.5, w92, b44.5, handle: v31.5, h19.6, w7, 5.6, t3.8)
Wedgwood large pottery breakfast cup with a "loop" handle of the Spode type (part below "kick" broken off). Hand painted with leaves. Impressed WEDGWOOD on base. (aj208, h67.1, w111.3, b62.4, handle: v34.6, h22.1, w8.2, 6.1, t4.9)

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