A Vintage Portmeirion Dolphin Design 2 Pint Jug In Turquoise, By Susan Williams-Ellis.
This is a 2 pint jug in the turquoise colourway with 22 ct gold gilding around the rim and on the handle.
The gilding has been rubbed in places, please see the photographs.
This jug is a very special piece of early Dolphin and displays well.
Supplied with a certificate of authenticity signed by Stephen McKay.
4.75 in (12 cm) diam
5 in (13 cm)
7.5 in (19 cm) spout to handle
The Dolphin design was initially produced by Gray's exclusively for the Portmeirion shops. This design in all it's colours would easily harmonise with any kitchen colour scheme. The design consists of an architectural type pediment motif in the centre, with a stylised dolphin either side. The very centre can either contain shells or text. The entire motif is then surrounded by stylised swags of leaves or possibly seaweed knowing Susan's love of marine life. The Dolphin range was produced in lime, grey, orange, dark green, lavender, turquoise and pink on various shapes and items. Very early items were produced with the sumptuous Sunderland-style pink lustre and carry the Gray's clipper backstamp. The design probably ceased production by 1968 and has become one of the most collectable designs today. A must for any Portmeirion collector.