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Manufactured by:
Enoch Wedgwood Ltd, English, founded 1860  Search this
Designed by:
Sheila Bridges, American, born 1964  Search this
Distributed by:
Fiskars Living US, LLC, American, founded 2009  Search this
bone china
H x W x D: 4 × 4 1/2 × 3 in. (10.2 × 11.4 × 7.6 cm)
A blue bone china mug from the Wedgwood X Sheila Bridges collaboration, featuring the basketball vignette from Bridges' Harlem Toile de Jouy design.
This is a round, blue mug with tall, straight sides and a curved handle. One side depicts a vignette of three young men playing basketball. The men wear 18th century clothing and play beneath a tree with the basket suspended from a limb by ribbon. A balustrade is visible in the background behind them. The only color in the otherwise black and white design is the reddish-brown basketball and the yellow of one of the player's shirts. The mug has a black rim and black edging along the bottom edge of the mug and the sides of the handle.
On the underside of the mug is a reddish-brown color basketball. There is printed black text in the center that reads [WEDGWOOD / X / SHEILA BRIDGES / Bone China / Dishwasher Safe].
African American  Search this
Basketball  Search this
Cooking and dining  Search this
Design  Search this
Play  Search this
Stereotypes  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Wedgwood
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Restrictions & Rights:
© Sheila Bridges, Wedgwood © Fiskars Group
Permission required for use. Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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Collection title:
Wedgwood X Sheila Bridges Collection
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture