Compleat Angler

A selection of vintage Portmeirion Compleat Angler, designed by Susan williams-Ellis.

Susan Williams-Ellis and her husband had a thing about collecting beautifully illustrated books and colour illustrations from the 1800's. In this range of pottery, specifically designed by Susan with men in mind, and how difficult they can be finding presents for, they found a book lavishly illustrated with original paintings of fish by M J Lydon, called The Compleat Angler, which Susan used as the basis for the new pattern. Using the same title as the book, The Compleat Angler range was launched in 1981. Some of the fabulously illustrated fish used in the range are: Salmon, Great Lake Trout, Sewen (Welsh Trout), Gillaroo, Alpine Char, Perch and Pike and have either grey banding or a fern pattern around the edge. All the pieces have a Rococo-style makers mark on the base constructed of dolphins and shells.

Portmeirion Compleat Angler 10.5 Inch Dinner Plate, Alpine Char & Torgoch, CA36

Price: £15.00

Portmeirion Compleat Angler 10.5 Inch Dinner Plate, Alpine Char, CA45

Price: £22.00

Portmeirion Compleat Angler 10.5 Inch Dinner Plate, Gillaroo, CA38

Price: £15.00

Portmeirion Compleat Angler 10.5 Inch Dinner Plate, Great Lake Trout, CA40

Price: £22.00

Portmeirion Compleat Angler 10.5 Inch Dinner Plate, Perch, CA43

Price: £20.00

Portmeirion Compleat Angler 10.5 Inch Dinner Plate, Salmon, CA42

Price: £20.00

Portmeirion Compleat Angler 7.25 Inch Side Plate, Alpine Char, CA53

Price: £12.00

Portmeirion Compleat Angler 7.25 Inch Side Plate, Salmon, CA54

Price: £15.00

Portmeirion Compleat Angler 7.25 Inch Side Plate, Sea Trout, CA55

Price: £15.00

Portmeirion Compleat Angler 7.25 Inch Side Plate, Trout, CA56

Price: £15.00

Portmeirion Compleat Angler 8.5 Inch Dessert Plate, Pike, SM-CA68

Price: £15.00

Portmeirion Compleat Angler 8.5 Inch Dessert Plate, Salmon, SM-CA65

Price: £30.00