This is a highly collectable 1977 Coffee Pot made by Hornsea - as part of their Swan Lake (Concept) range. It has a cute little swan finial on the lid of the pot.
A design classic - and examples are on display in the 20th Century design gallery of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
You more usually find examples of this pot in white or pink blush colours. So this mottled Cirrus grey glaze is much rarer.
In great vintage condition - no damages and the wee Swan finial is intact with no restorations etc.
Dimensions: Width from spout to handle is about 22 cm. From base to top of swan finial is 18.5 cm
The relative rarity of this piece of reflected in my asking price. It will have to be sent with Royal Mail Recorded as a medium size parcel - so that I can pack it up in a nice secure large box for you - this adds a couple of pound to the post costs - but make it much more secure and safe in transit to you.
HISTORY: Hornsea pottery was set up at Hornsea, Yorkshire in 1949 by Desmond and Colin Rawson. They had a London office and showroom in High Holborn.
An additional factory was opened in 1970 in Lancaster to cope with the heavy demand for their popular products. Chief designers were John Clappison, who was the design director, and freelance Martin Hunt who designed this range in the mid-1970s.
In 1984 the company was bought by a clothing company, and then sold again a year later resulting in the closure of the Lancaster plant. The Hornsea factory finally closed in 2000.
The Concept range of tableware was issued in 1977 and won a Design Council Award.
It is made of a special unglazed stoneware body called Vitramic - and this allows for crisp details in the radiating crcrles and raised ovals which form a design feature.
This design was created by Martin Hunt and David Queensberry.