A Vintage Portmeirion Tivoli Ceramic Lidded Storage Jar, Pink and Blue, Designed By Susan Williams-Ellis.
This is a wonderful early item of one of Susan's designs. This is a trial piece fron 1963/64 and is printed in Susan's original pink and blue colourway. This colourway was never commercially produced so therefore this is an incredibly rare piece and an absolute must for any serious collector of Susan's work.
The storage jar will be supplied with a signed certificate of authenticity.
Approx Dimensions :-
5 in (12.5 cm) tall
4 in (10 cm) diam
Like the Variations design, Tivoli was a patterned transfer that could be cut down to fit any shape of pottery. Susan was inspired by a visit to the Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen and created a very graphic pattern of squares, circles, diamonds and stars. She originally created the design in bright colours of pink and blue, violet and grey and red and orange. However, Susan was persuaded to market two softer versions of blue and brown and turquoise and olive green and the design was launched in early 1964. Although the design on Susan's new Serif shape caught the attention of many admirers, it never sold in the quantities she had hope for and was therefore only produced for a few years.