A Vintage Portmeirion Botanic Garden Hexagonal Trinket Box In Fine Bone China, Designed By Susan Williams-Ellis.
This is a vintage Portmeirion Botanic Garden hexagonal trinket box, these are quite a rare find these days.
The backstamp is "Susan Williams Ellis - made in England", which is one of the oldest backstamps in the Botanic Garden range.
This delightful little trinket box is a slight second.
There is an overglazed production mark on the inner rim of the lid, there are also a few usage marks on the lid and minor stains on the lid edge. Please see the photographs.
Please check the rest of our shop for more examples in this design.
3 in (7.5 cm) diam
1.75 in (4.5 cm) to top of lid
So impressed was Susan with the floral transfers made for her Mother's Day Plate in 1971, she decided to start collecting antique drawings and illustrations of plants, butterflies and insects with which she could decorate a new range of pottery. Susan called the design Botanic Garden and in 1972 produced it on a new shape of ware called Drum, which was based on the Meridian shape. The African Daisy was the first of many flowers to be incorporated into the range where different flower motifs appeared on each piece. Botanic Garden was, and now after over 40 years still is, one of the world's most successful pottery designs and forms half of Portmeirion's turnover. It really is a timeless and beautiful design. The now iconic, green leaf pattern that forms the border on the range, became part of Portmeirion's company logo and now appears on all of their products.