Gaydon cup and saucer

Details
Object number
AIBDC : 0_6620
Country
Date
1960 - 1965 (circa)

Description

A cup and saucer manufactured by BIP in the 1960s. The brown and white cup with its oval saucer was designed by A.H 'Woody' Woodfull as part of the melamine formaldehyde Gaydon range following the success of the Melaware range. This kind of tableware was popular during the 50s and 60s for its bright colours and 'unbreakable' quality. It later lost favour due to the fact it stained easily and so is now mainly used for picnics. Gaydon two colour cups were made in a split mould the two-colour effect was produced in two stages and the items required individual hand finishing. The dimensions below refer to the cup, the saucer has a width of 135mm and a length of 150mm.
Designers & Manufacturers
Designer (Person)
Manufacturer
BIP

Inscriptions

moulded: "Gaydon. Melmex. G1" (base of cup)
moulded: "Gaydon. Melmex. G2" (base of saucer)
Dimensions
Height
65mm
Diameter
90mm
Method Note
two stage
Colour