A Vintage Portmeirion Cornucopia Jumbo Cup, Designed By Susan Williams-Ellis.
This is a rare and wonderful early item of one of Susan's designs. The cup has the Portmeirion Pottery backstamp and has age related crazing as is common on these older designs. The cup is in overall fair condition.
Approx Dimensions :-
4.75 in (12 cm) diam x 3.5 in (9 cm) tall
Another of Susan's architectural illustrations, Cornucopia is similar to her Dolphin design. With a central motif of a scroll decorated with sprigs of berried branches, there is a pineapple on leaves below, some cherries above and flanked by two abundant cornucopia. Although initially wishing these black and white prints to be hand coloured, they didn't meet Susan's standards and were stopped, so any found are very rare indeed. The black and white printed versions, available from about 1961-62 were mostly produced on white ware, although there are some to be found with purple, pink, green or yellow backgrounds.