Midwinter PORTOBELLO (shape) "Countryside" coffee set. Comprising coffee pot, sugar basin, creamer, milk jug, ten cups and ten saucers – plus one cup and two spare saucers.
Designed by John Russell and in production from in 1966 to 1972.
Transfer patterns of seeds and leaves in shades of brown.
Excellent vintage condition – with just a small hairline crack to side of milk jug and very slight crazing of interior of sugar basin.
W. R. Midwinter Ltd. was founded in 1910, becoming one of the largest potteries in England by the 1930's, with over 700 employees. However, it was in the post-War period under the direction of the founder's son, Roy Midwinter that they became one of the leading innovators in the design and production of kitchen and table ware, with the work of noted designers and ceramicists like Jessie Tait, John Russell, Terence Conran, Hugh Casson and Peter Stott.
Price £115 €129.74 $160.85