A Very Rare Vintage Portmeirion Idols Of The Stage Tall Cylinder Coffee Cup And Saucer Set.
This fantastic coffee cup and saucer set features the rare and collectable Idols Of The Stage design. Susan hand picked the sepia pictures for this design and then added the borders. The design looks spectacular on display.
There is some age related crazing and a small stain on the saucer rim.
Both the cup and the saucer carry the Portmeirion Idols Of The Stage backstamp.
These items are very hard to find and don't come up for sale very often, so please don't miss out on your chance to buy this coffee cup and saucer set.
Approx Dimensions :-
5 in (12.5 cm) tall
2.5 in (6.5 cm) diam
5.25 in (13.5 cm)
Idols of the Stage
At the start of a new decade and moving on from her black and white prints, Susan Williams-Ellis decided to produce a range of wares based on sepia photographs from the first part of the century. The images used in Idols of the Stage comprised of actors, both male and female, posing in various costumes, have an ornate, hand drawn border around the images and were printed in sepia on white ware. Produced in the 1970's on the large breakfast cups and saucers, plates, tankards and storage jars, with the coffee sets being rather elusive. The majority of this range got exported to Europe and Scandinavia. Some items can be found with 'Chaumette, Paris' on the back and no Portmeirion backstamp; Chaumette being a French department store. With relatively low production numbers, this range is becoming increasingly desirable for collectors.