Set of 3 Beautiful Portmeirion Birds Of Britain salad plate, 18,5 cm / 7"on diameter.
Portmeirion Birds Of Britain Vintage Salad Plate all in perfect vintage condition.
Perfect for wall hanging, kitchen decor or for your table.
A great gift for a bird lover!
Designed by Susan Williams-Ellis 1978. Salad Plates contains a green toned ring near the edge.
The illustrations for this range were taken from the book Natural History of British Birds by Edward Donovan, which was published in 1794 and adapted by Susan Williams Ellis in 1978 for Portmeirion.
1) A Portmeirion Birds of Britain plate featuring a wonderful old pink blue and grey Bullfinch.
2) A plate featuring a detailed picture of a pink, blue, green and brown Chaffinch, on a white ground with a pale olive green band to the rim and is 18,5 cm in diameter.
3) A dinner plate that is beautifully decorated with the Cirl Bunting from the Birds Of Britain range. The rim around the edge of the plate has been hand painted. These were discontinued many years ago.
The plates measures 18 cm / 7" in diameter.
Hard to find dinner plates from Portmierion of England in the retired pattern Birds Of Britain, Green Band. Size of each plate is 7".
Condition of all plates is excellent, they look unused.
The backstamp is the grey version of the backstamp.
Birds of Britain
Susan Williams-Ellis originally conceived the idea for a Birds Of Britain range in 1974. The beautiful and highly decorative illustrations were taken from the book 'Natural History Of British Birds' by E. Donovan. The range launched in 1977, initially exclusively to John Lewis in the UK and Bitossi in Italy then to all other distributers in 1978. This design became most popular in the USA and Europe but for some reason not so much in the UK, which Susan could never understand. The Barn Owl was removed to please the Italian market, where they were considered an ill omen, and the Black Cock was removed as it's name was thought to discourage sales. These two designs have since become highly collectable as they are much rarer than others, as they were discontinued in 1985. The whole range was discontinued around 1997, although some special orders were still available up to 2002.
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