A Vintage Portmeirion Coffee Cup And Saucer In Greek Key Design, In A Beautiful Yellow Glaze With Black Keys.
This is an absolutely stunning colourway and looks fabulous on this coffee cup, designed by Susan Williams-Ellis.
This coffee cup and saucer is a second and does have various production marks and a tiny nibble on the base of the cup. Please see the photographs.
3.25 in (8.5 cm) tall
2.5 in (6.5 cm) diam
5.25 in (13.5 cm) diam
The Greek Key design came about following a chance find in the Kirkham's archives of a copper plate with the pattern on it. Brought into production in 1963 the original design was adapted to silkscreen and used on a whole range of products from coffee sets to storage jars and rolling pins. They were produced in Gold Key on a black and white body and also new colours of turquoise and orange were produced in 1967.
Gold on matt black became the most common combination, carrying on until 1983.
All combinations became design classics and as such are very collectable.