A brown vintage Portmeirion Duck casserole dish/egg store in the oven-to-tableware range, by Susan Williams-Ellis.
This design was introduced in 1975 and withdrawn in1983.
There is a large chip to the inner rim on the base but this cannot be seen when the top half is on. Please see the photographs.
12 in (30 cm) beak to tail
8.5 in (21.5 cm) to top of head
9.25 in (23 cm) x 6.75 in (17.5 cm)
Susan Williams-Ellis decided to add her own bird to the range of oven-to-tableware in 1975 and this was her only attempt at animal modelling for Portmeirion Pottery.
Made in number 1 size, the duck has two chicks beneath the wings and sits on a nest like the chickens.
The ducks are discretely signed beneath the tail "Susan Williams-Ellis 1975"
These are RARE and owners tend not to part with them as they bear the signature of Susan herself