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433152
  • Title
    Miles Franklin's waratah cup and saucer
  • Call number
    SAFE/R 230 (a-b)
    Status: On display - The Collectors’ Gallery, Case 2, Shelf 40
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Date

    between 1923-1927
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    433152
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    1 teacup and saucer - red, green waratah design on white background with gold trim - saucer 15 cm. diameter; cup 7 cm. height
  • Scope and Content
    The Waratah Cup and saucer are housed with 'The Book of the Waratah Cup' (SAFE/R 230 (a-b-c). The book was used for autographs for distinguished visitors to Miles Franklin's home at Carlton, New South Wales. Guests were invited to drink tea from the Waratah Cup (held in the Mitchell Library collection at SAFE/R 230a-b) and to write in the Waratah Book. This part of the book contains entries from 1944 to 1954, with two from 1904 and 1908. Writers include Jean Devanney, Nancy Cato, Nancy Keesing, Katharine Susannah Prichard, Henrietta Drake-Brockman, Beatrice Davis, Tom Inglis Moore and Pixie O'Harris. The book also includes a letter from Rose Scott, 24 August 1902, pasted onto page 1, and a poem and letter, 31 Jan. 1906, from S.W. Jephcott.
  • Source
    Presented by the Misses Bridle, January 1956
  • Related Material
  • General note

    Franklin's waratah cup was used in conjunction with the Waratah Book.

    The Book of the Waratah Cup held at R 230c (ref code: 431166)
    Digital order no:Album ID : 824191
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Royal Doulton / made in England -- on saucer base

    ""Royal Doulton / England"" -- on cup base
  • Date note

    Undated. According to the maker's mark, this item can be dated between 1923 and 1927, see website http://www.chinafinders.com.au/dating_burslem.asp Accessed 9 July 2015
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