A Portmeirion Teapot, Magic City, Designed By Susan Williams-Ellis.
This design was introduced in 1966 and looks spectacular. Although possibly based on buildings from Portmeirion itself, it reminds us of The Duomo in Florence, the magical city we stayed in for our honeymoon.
This teapot carries the black and white version of the Magic City backstamp.
The teapot is in excellent condition, please see photographs.
Please check the rest of our shop for more examples in this design.
6.5 in (16.5 cm) tall to top of lid knob
9 in (23 cm) spout to handle
5 in (12.5 cm) base diam
Inspired by her travels, Susan's Magic City design captures the sense of adventure and excitement of foreign lands. Dome topped buildings and towers with fireworks behind them in a celebratory fashion.
This pattern was designed for the Serif shape of pottery and when released it was an instant success. The design carried on to the very early 1970's.
Magic City was the first patterns to be sold through British auction houses and has become very collectable.