Portmeirion Eastern Style Coffee Pot In Malachite Design By Susan Williams-Ellis.
This coffee pot is in very good condition. The coffee pot has gilding to the spout, handle, the rim of the pot and the knob of the lid.
Fully backstamped with the Portmeirion Malachite backstamp this is such a fabulous and rare item!
This is a rare chance to own one of these very early pieces of Portmeirion pottery. This design of coffee pots were not made in large numbers and rarely come up for sale so don't miss out on this lovely example.
8.5 in (21.5 cm) to top of lid knob
6.5 in (16.5 cm) spout to handle
This sumptuous and exotic Malachite range was designed by Susan Williams-Ellis in 1959 after she had spent time studying the semi-precious mineral in the Natural History Museum in London. She also applied her opulent design to carpets and textiles that were produced and used in her father's hotel in Portmeirion. Those same items along with her complete range of amazing Malachite pottery, including the extraordinary tureen and goblets were officially launched in her Pont Street Portmeirion shop, London on 10th May 1960. Susan's hand painted Malachite pattern was produced as sheet transfers and applied over the whole of the items. They were then heavily gilded with gold lustre where the transfers were tricky to apply satisfactorily. This range was incredibly labour intensive, very expensive to produce and meant for cabinet displays rather than usable items and was not produced for very long, making it one of THE pieces a collector searches for!