Summer Fruits

Formerly a paintress at Wedgewood, Margaret Brian, a lithographer at Portmeirion, set up a hand painting department at the factory in the early 1990’s, creating a team of very skilled hand paintresses known as The Longton Ladies. They created many new designs including Mandarin for John Lewis, Lemon Grove for Harrods and Orchard Fruits for Lawleys. Many more designs followed including The Lanelli Cockerel, Summer Fruits, Peach Tree, Sweet Pea, Barnyard, Portmeirion Dolphin, Magnolia and Kitchen Garden. The quality of the work by The Longton Ladies was far superior to anything available in the United Kingdom at that time but the department was closed in the spring of 1997 due to company re-structuring.

Summer Fruits was specifically developed by Margaret Brian and mirrored the exclusive department store designs that were so successful. The Summer Fruits design was release in 1994 and bears apples, pears and cherries in the motif.  All the examples of  items have been painted by experienced paintresses from the Portmeirion Studio. All the paintresses left their own signature mark on the items they painted and are noted in the item descriptions.

Portmeirion Hand Painted Summer Fruits Dessert Plate, SM-SMF32

Price: £20.00

Portmeirion Pottery Summer Fruits 1 Pint Staffordshire Jug, SMF1

Price: £40.00

Portmeirion Pottery Summer Fruits Cup And Saucer, SMF2

Price: £30.00

Portmeirion Pottery Summer Fruits Cup And Saucer, SMF3

Price: £30.00

Portmeirion Pottery Summer Fruits Cup And Saucer, SMF4

Price: £30.00

Portmeirion Pottery Summer Fruits Cup And Saucer, SMF5

Price: £30.00

Portmeirion Pottery Summer Fruits Dessert Plate, SMF20

Price: £20.00

Portmeirion Pottery Summer Fruits Dessert Plate, SMF21

Price: £20.00

Portmeirion Pottery Summer Fruits Dessert Plate, SMF22

Price: £20.00

Portmeirion Pottery Summer Fruits Dessert Plate, SMF23

Price: £20.00

Portmeirion Pottery Summer Fruits Dessert Plate, SMF24

Price: £20.00

Portmeirion Pottery Summer Fruits Dessert Plate, SMF25

Price: £20.00

Portmeirion Pottery Summer Fruits Dinner Plate, SMF26

Price: £25.00

Portmeirion Pottery Summer Fruits Dinner Plate, SMF27

Price: £25.00

Portmeirion Pottery Summer Fruits Dinner Plate, SMF28

Price: £25.00

Portmeirion Pottery Summer Fruits Dinner Plate, SMF29

Price: £25.00

Portmeirion Pottery Summer Fruits Dinner Plate, SMF30

Price: £25.00

Portmeirion Pottery Summer Fruits Dinner Plate, SMF31

Price: £25.00

Portmeirion Pottery Summer Fruits Oatmeal Bowl, SMF10

Price: £18.00

Portmeirion Pottery Summer Fruits Oatmeal Bowl, SMF11

Price: £18.00

Portmeirion Pottery Summer Fruits Oatmeal Bowl, SMF6

Price: £18.00

Portmeirion Pottery Summer Fruits Oatmeal Bowl, SMF7

Price: £18.00

Portmeirion Pottery Summer Fruits Oatmeal Bowl, SMF8

Price: £18.00

Portmeirion Pottery Summer Fruits Oatmeal Bowl, SMF9

Price: £18.00

Portmeirion Pottery Summer Fruits Side Plate, SMF12

Price: £18.00

Portmeirion Pottery Summer Fruits Side Plate, SMF13

Price: £18.00

Portmeirion Pottery Summer Fruits Side Plate, SMF14

Price: £18.00

Portmeirion Pottery Summer Fruits Side Plate, SMF15

Price: £18.00

Portmeirion Pottery Summer Fruits Side Plate, SMF16

Price: £18.00

Portmeirion Pottery Summer Fruits Side Plate, SMF17

Price: £18.00

Portmeirion Pottery Summer Fruits Side Plate, SMF18

Price: £18.00

Portmeirion Pottery Summer Fruits Side Plate, SMF19

Price: £18.00

Portmeirion Pottery Summer Fruits Spare Teacup Saucer, SMF33

Price: £8.00

Portmeirion Pottery Summer Fruits Spare Teacup Saucer, SMF34

Price: £8.00

Portmeirion Pottery Summer Fruits Spare Teacup Saucer, SMF35

Price: £8.00