1960s Portmeirion Blue Apothecary Pot. Dolphins Tea
1960s Portmeirion Blue Apothecary Pot. Dolphins Tea
1960s Portmeirion Blue Apothecary Pot. Dolphins Tea
1960s Portmeirion Blue Apothecary Pot. Dolphins Tea
1960s Portmeirion Blue Apothecary Pot. Dolphins Tea
1960s Portmeirion Blue Apothecary Pot. Dolphins Tea
1960s Portmeirion Blue Apothecary Pot. Dolphins Tea
1960s Portmeirion Blue Apothecary Pot. Dolphins Tea
1960s Portmeirion Blue Apothecary Pot. Dolphins Tea
1960s Portmeirion Blue Apothecary Pot. Dolphins Tea
1960s Portmeirion Blue Apothecary Pot. Dolphins Tea
1960s Portmeirion Blue Apothecary Pot. Dolphins Tea
1960s Portmeirion Blue Apothecary Pot. Dolphins Tea
1960s Portmeirion Blue Apothecary Pot. Dolphins Tea
1960s Portmeirion Blue Apothecary Pot. Dolphins Tea
1960s Portmeirion Blue Apothecary Pot. Dolphins Tea
1960s Portmeirion Blue Apothecary Pot. Dolphins Tea
1960s Portmeirion Blue Apothecary Pot. Dolphins Tea
1960s Portmeirion Blue Apothecary Pot. Dolphins Tea
1960s Portmeirion Blue Apothecary Pot. Dolphins Tea
1960s Portmeirion Blue Apothecary Pot. Dolphins Tea
1960s Portmeirion Blue Apothecary Pot. Dolphins Tea
1960s Portmeirion Blue Apothecary Pot. Dolphins Tea
1960s Portmeirion Blue Apothecary Pot. Dolphins Tea
1960s Portmeirion Blue Apothecary Pot. Dolphins Tea
1960s Portmeirion Blue Apothecary Pot. Dolphins Tea
1960s Portmeirion Blue Apothecary Pot. Dolphins Tea
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Rare Portmeirion Apothecary TEA Storage Jar. Rare Bright Blue Colour with Dolphin Motif

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This is a harder-to-find early vintage storage jar - featuring the double confronted dolphins pattern. It was designed in 1960 for Portmeirion by Susan Williams-Ellis.

Blank pots were initially used from earlier Grays or Kirkham Pottery stock and coloured - and the transfer designs applied. Susan Williams-Ellis and her husband bought Kirkham Pottery in 1961. 

Kirkham's owned a selection of antique moulds - including these ones for old lidded chemist jars. These moulds were used in the early 60s by Portmeirion and transformed by the application of decorative transfers into kitchen storage jars - rather than commercial medicine pots. The jars were highly coloured and had bands of real 22 gold banding applied to them. This was to give them more of a touch of decadence in the modern 1960s kitchen. 

It was not until 1963 that Portmeirion launched its first fully designed products. 

This is a rarer early mould shape - an apothecary jar - and the attractive blue colour is harder to find. It is marked TEA on the ribbon lozenge on the front. 

The jar is in good vintage condition - and looks fabulous on display. Any white flashes on the body of the pot are not marks on the item - but are reflections as the glaze is very shiny - there are tiny areas of rubbing to the gilding - as photographed. More to the rim of the lid - where it has been picked up and moved for the last 60 years. 

All priced here accordingly. 

Dimensions: the height is 7 1/4 inches and the diameter is 4 1/4 inches. 

I have another larger jar in this colour and range - for Flour (as photographed). And another extremely rare Malachite on also in my online shop. 

Postage for the smaller pot will be £4.95. 

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