A Vintage Portmeirion Pair Of Coffee Cups And Saucers In Greek Key Design, In A Beautiful Shiny Orange Glaze With Black Keys.
This is an absolutely stunning colourway and looks fabulous on these coffee cups, with complimenting black saucers, designed by Susan Williams-Ellis.
There is an overglazed production marks and a small overglazed patch on the base of a cup
Please see photographs.
3.5 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.