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The backstamp of a Booths Cup of Knowledge

Booths was a pottery company in Tunstall, England, circa 1891 - circa 1948. Beginning in 1906, pieces were typically marked "Booths Silicon China" with a crown emblem.

Booths was one of the six British pottery companies that joined forces during the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley in 1924 - 1925 to craft "The Cup of Knowledge" divination tea cups and saucers. Booths also offered souvenir-marked "The Cup of Knowledge" sets to the Dunedin Exhibition in New Zealand.

Booths cups marked for the exhibition came in two shapes, a plain rounded cup and a shape characterized by a raised ridged band around the exterior. They are glazed with bright plain-colour exteriors and black edge-trim. The ivory Booths cups are either plain or have an applied band of formal gilded trim.


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