A Portmeirion Vintage Dinner Plate In The Rare Pantomime Characters Design.
This is an extremely rare and collectable Pantomime Characters dinner plate. This range of Portmeirion pottery is very sought after by collectors of both pottery and Prisoner memorablia, examples of which were used throughout various episodes of the cult TV series in the 1960's.
There is some clean light age related crazing please see photographs.
This side plate features a pyramid of five characters known as the Harlequinade. This is Susan's interpretation of Harlequin, Clown, Pantaloon and Columbine.
This design is extremely rare to find and we dont often have items for sale so don't miss out!
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10.25 in (26 cm) diam
In 1963 Pollock's Toy Theatres Ltd, produced a book detailing the history of the company and toy theatre plays. The book contained some of Pollock's delightful engravings of characters such as Harlequin and Columbine which appealed to Susan. Using these as her guide she then designed Pantomime Characters, redrawing them as the engravings were too delicate to work successfully as a transfer. Produced as a black print on various shapes of white ware in 1966. This is a very popular design with officianados of the cult TV series 'The Prisoner' starring Patric McGhoohan. Shot in Portmeirion village in 1966/67 items of this range and that of Favorite Horsemen can be spotted in various episodes, thus making both ranges VERY popular with collectors.