A set of Portmeirion coffee cups and saucers in the Magic Garden design by Susan Williams-Ellis.
Wow! This spectacular 1970's design is quite something to behold, I hope the photo does it justice.
Please check the rest of our shop for more examples in this design.
This is a rare full set of six Magic Garden coffee cups and saucers in their original box as purchased from the factory in the 1970's.
They carry the Portmeirion Magic Garden blue backstamp.
The box is very tired and poor condition but we think it is an important part of this collection. All the cups have some age related crazing.
3.25 in (8 cm) tall
2.5 in (6.5 cm) diam
5.25 in (13.5 cm) diam
Susan allegedly designed this fantastic, futuristic pattern, based on what sort of vegetation she thought might be spotted on the moon. Bearing in mind she designed this just after the first moon landing in 1969, it is no wonder she was inspired. This was the age of space travel! This Magic Garden design follows on from Susan's famous Magic City design and is one of her most exciting and flamboyant patterns and one of our favourites! This dynamic design comes in just the one colour range of a blend of greens, blues and black on a white ground, and has the most amazing 3D effect. Ferns and seed pods seem to dominate the design and there is a gorgeous little bird hidden amongst the plants if you look closely. It was produced on the Cylinder shape as tea, coffee and dinner ware items.