A Vintage Portmeirion Reddingtons New Foot Soldiers Coffee Set Designed By Susan Williams-Ellis.
This is a chance to buy a part coffee set in this stunning design. Comprising of a coffee pot, sugar bowl, milk jug, and four coffee cans and saucers.
The coffee pot has age related crazing and a chip to the rim, it also has 3 hairline cracks.
The milk jug and sugar bowl have some minor age related crazing.
The coffee cups all have age related crazing and some minor nibbles, please see the photographs for details.
Although not perfect the coffee set is very rare and still looks fabulous on display.
Approx Dimensions :-
13 in (33 cm) tall to top of lid knob
8.5 in (21.5 cm) spout to handle
3.5 in (9 cm) diam
4 in (10 cm) tall
4.75 in (12 cm) spout to handle
2.5 in (6 cm) diam
2.25 in (5.5 cm) tall
3.25 in (8.5 cm) diam
3.25 in (8.5 cm) tall
2.5 in (6.5 cm) diam
5.25 in (13.5 cm) diam
Reddingtons New Foot Soldiers
These 19th century engravings, attributed to Mr Reddington, founder of a toy theatre, are light-hearted examples of cavalrymen through the years. Mostly available as black prints on white items, including the Cylinder range around 1966. Occasionally, items with solid red and blue blocks of colour as a background can be found. Other white pieces bearing these marching soldiers include tall coffee cans, jumbo cups and strap handled tankards. Susan revived the design again in the seventies and pieces then included chamber pots, cigarette boxes, plates and some oven-to-table ware items.