Vintage Portmeirion Rolling Pin On A Homemade Stand In Sailing Ships Design, Mariners Compass, By Susan Williams-Ellis
This is a rare Sailing Ships rolling pin, featuring the mariners compass. A fabulous retro item that looks fantastic on display.
It comes complete with it's original bungs in the ends which are in good order. The rolling pin is in very good condition and has only been used for display purposes.
There is also a homemade wooden stand for it to display on.
13.5 in (34 cm) x 2.75 in (7 cm) diam
The Sailing Ships design is one of the earliest designs used by Portmeirion, coming from one of very few designs from Gray's Pottery that Susan Williams-Ellis liked enough to continue using after Portmeirion had taken over Gray's. From 1962 the large range of Sailing Ships and the Mariner's Compass motif were reused on Susan's cylinder design and were used on coffee sets, covered boxes, tankards, plates, chamber pots, storage jars etc. The fashionable turquoise colour was introduced in the late sixties and continued into the seventies, until the last stocks of the print were destroyed in the Portmeirion fire in 1978. This range has now become highly collectable.