A Vintage Portmeirion Cornucopia Flour Or Sugar Sifter, Designed By Susan Williams-Ellis.
This is a rare and wonderful early item of one of Susan's designs. The sifter is in lovely condition but has no bung.
This is the exact item as photographed in Stephen's book "Portmeirion Pottery" on page 35, and will be supplied with a signed certificate of authenticity.
Approx Dimensions :-
6.75 in (17 cm) tall
2.5 in (6.5 cm) diam
Another of Susan's architectural illustrations, Cornucopia is similar to her Dolphin design. With a central motif of a scroll decorated with sprigs of berried branches, there is a pineapple on leaves below, some cherries above and flanked by two abundant cornucopia. Although initially wishing these black and white prints to be hand coloured, they didn't meet Susan's standards and were stopped, so any found are very rare indeed. The black and white printed versions, available from about 1961-62 were mostly produced on white ware, although there are some to be found with purple, pink, green or yellow backgrounds.