"Ladies All I Pray Make Free.
And Tell Me How You Like Your Tea."
If my china cabinet wasn't full of quilts here's what I'd collect.
Women's Suffrage china.
Here's a later cream pitcher
John Carr , Low Lights Pottery, about 1870
North Shields, England
Angel of Freedom
Designed by Sylvia Pankhurst
H. W. Williamson, Longton, England
In the early 20th century the British Women's Social & Political Union commissioned china for Suffragette tea rooms. The WSPU Angel of Freedom was used at a tea room at a fundraising fair in 1909.
Angel of Freedom and Scottish Thistle
Commissioned from the Diamond China Company for
a WSPU Exhibition held in Glasgow 1910
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And in this book preview
Votes for Women demitasse cups
Bavarian China commissioned by
National American Woman Suffrage Association
American suffrage organizations also commissioned china. Kenneth Florey characterizes this gold trimmed cup and saucer as the most widely distributed suffrage china. It says "Votes For Women" in the gold band.
Votes For Women
This original on this blue and white version is thought to have been commissioned by American Suffrage leader Alva Belmont in 1913 for a tea house at her Newport, Rhode Island, mansion. She had English pottery John Maddock and Sons do a rather extensive line of dinnerware.
Reproductions are available today.
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Here are two sites that offer reproductions of the Belmont china:
1) Washington's Sewall Belmont House Museum