A Portmeirion Rose And Passion Flower Espresso Cup And Saucer.
A fabulous espresso cup and saucer in the rare Rose and Passion Flower design by Susan Williams-Ellis.
There is a small chip on the handle and the backstamp is scratched through indicating a slight pattern second. Please see photographs.
2.5 in (6.5 cm) diam
2.5 in (6.5 cm) tall
5.25 in (13.5 cm) diam
Rose & Passion Flower
The Rose and Passion Flower motif was taken by Susan from a late eighteenth century watercolour and rendered in a more relaxed and softer look than her Botanic Garden designs. Produced from late 1977, early 1978, the design uses a pallette of blue, green and pink and the motif remains the same on all pieces. Susan combined the motif with a pretty, petal shaped design that looked like hand painted brushstrokes, similar to a bargeware design her daughter went on to use on the Welsh Dresser design. This border, used on flatware pieces was created in a pale blue colour to compliment the motif. Although this design was conceived as a giftware range, a month after going on sale it was decided that it should be produced on all the same items as Botanic Garden. It was, sadly, discontinued in 1983.