Code: SM-GD13

Portmeirion Vintage Gold Diamond Cylinder Coffee Set, SM-GD13

Portmeirion Vintage Gold Diamond Cylinder Coffee Set, Designed by Susan Williams-Ellis.

A rare cylinder shaped coffee set in the Gold Diamond design.

This set comprises of a cylinder coffee pot, milk jug, sugar bowl and four cups and saucers.

Please check the rest of our shop for more examples in this design.

Supplied with a signed certificate of authenticity by Stephen McKay

Approx Dimensions :-

Coffee Pot

13 in (33 cm) tall to top of lid knob

8.5 in (21.5 cm) spout to handle

3.5 in (9 cm) diam

Milk Jug

4 in (10 cm) tall 

4.75 in (12 cm) spout to handle

2.5 in (6 cm) diam

Sugar Bowl

2.25 in (5.5 cm) tall

3.25 in  (8.5 cm) diam

Coffee Cup

3.25 in (8.5 cm) tall

2.5 in (6.5 cm) diam

Saucer

5.25 in (13.5 cm) diam 

Gold Diamond - 1961

The Gold Diamond range was designed in 1961 by Susan Williams-Ellis; a dramatic shift in course from her Malachite, Moss Agate and Dolphin ranges. The hand painted Gold Diamond range was worked in gold, platinum and bronze, in six different geometric designs. Susan formed a boxed, gift set, of one of each different designs on coffee cups, called the Neapolitan set. Dramatically different for those times, it wasn't to everyone's taste, so individual items were available. They were very expensive to produce in both labour and metallic lustre costs and so a transfer print version was produced. The early Gold Diamond coffee cans were produced using bone china blanks. Gold Diamond was only worked on coffee ware and a few jug shapes and was unlikely to have been produced on dinnerware. Gold Diamond was the first of the Portmeirion graphic patterns and typical of the early 1960's. Unfortunately, the pattern was copied extensively and many poor but close imitations can be seen around and about. Originals are highly collectable in my opinion!


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