Vintage Portmeirion coffee cup and saucer in the Coptic Brocade design by Susan Williams-Ellis.
A fabulous Coptic Brocade coffee cup and saucer with opulent gold, silver and bronze lustres making this a really stunning thing of beauty!
There is no backstamp on this example, so it was probably a slight second. Please check the rest of our shop for more examples in this design.
2.5 in (6.5 cm) diam
3.25 in (8 cm) tall
5.25 in (13.5 cm) diam
Gold Brocade - 1968
The Gold Brocade range comprised of four different flambouyant and exotic designs executed in gold, silver and bronze coloured lustres on a gloss black shaped body, along with matt black saucers and lids. The four designs were called Coptic Brocade, Persian Brocade, Aztec Brocade and Arabian Brocade and were only produced in the form of coffee sets. Susan's original designs were produced by hand cutting coloured metallic foils, which were used to form the artwork for the designs, thereby keeping the feel of her hand cut images. Often the sets were sold with a mixture of the four designs or the cups different to the coffee pot. This range would not have been produced in vast quantities and due to the soft lustre pattern suffered with use. A mint set is highly desirable and sometimes can be found as many folks kept their precious coffee sets for best in a display cupboard. A stunning, desirable and very collectable range.