Code: SM-B252

Portmeirion Birds Of Britain Milk Jug, Blue Tit, SM-B252

A Vintage Portmeirion Birds Of Britain Small Milk Jug, Blue Tit, Designed By Susan Williams-Ellis.

This small milk jug from the long discontinued Birds of Britain range features the Blue Tit and Bearded Tit as the design.

This milk jug is a slight second as shown by the green oval backstamp.

Approx Dimensions :-

3 in (7.5 cm) diam

2.75 in (7 cm) tall

Birds of Britain

Susan Williams-Ellis originally conceived the idea for a Birds Of Britain range in 1974. The beautiful and highly decorative illustrations were taken from the book 'Natural History Of British Birds' by E. Donovan. The range launched in 1977, initially exclusively to John Lewis in the UK and Bitossi in Italy then to all other distributers in 1978. This design became most popular in the USA and Europe but for some reason not so much in the UK, which Susan could never understand. The Barn Owl was removed to please the Italian market, where they were considered an ill omen, and the Black Cock was removed as it's name was thought to discourage sales. These two designs have since become highly collectable as they are much rarer than others, as they were discontinued in 1985. The whole range was discontinued around 1997, although some special orders were still available up to 2002.


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