A Vintage Portmeirion Spirit Of Christmas Large Coffee Pot, Rare Proof.
This is an extremely rare large coffee pot in the Spirit Of Christmas design.
This is the proof example that was used to show what these coffee pots would look like when they went into full production and could easily be just one of it's kind. Please see the photographs and notice the special proof backstamp.
This will be supplied with a certificate of authenticity signed by Stephen McKay.
10 in (25.5 cm) tall to top of the lid
9.25 in (23.5 cm) handle to handle
Capacity 2.75 pints
Spirit of Christmas
This was a design specifically created for the USA and launched in 1983. Susan conceived the idea from a patchwork quilt she had worked on many years previously combined with American Armish and naive Baltimore quilt designs. Susan's design was formed by cutting out shapes from plain and patterned paper forming all manner of festive motifs with which the pottery was decorated. The whole range was complemented by green swags and red bows which formed the borders. Spirit of Christmas was very well received in the American department stores. The design was sold to Sweden in 1984 and then withdrawn making any examples found for sale prized items indeed.