Susan Williams-Ellis bought Gray's Pottery and Kirkham Pottery in 1960. Gray's had been decorating blanks made by Kirkham's for sale in the gift shop at Portmeirion, and later the London showroom owned by Williams-Ellis and Euan Cooper-Willis.
The Gray's factory was later sold, and Portmeirion Pottery, as it was now known, continued from the London Road, Stoke, premises that Kirkhams had occupied since 1946.
A number of cylindrical moulds were left at the Kirkhams plant - they had been used for making medical and laboratory vessels - and Susan put them to use for domestic Portmeirion ranges.
This "Phoenix" coffee set is absolutely stunning and in perfect condition. The elegant proportions of the jug towering over the cups and saucers are wonderful. This set is renowned for being a treasured item for collectors around the world.
The set consists of I large coffee jug, 5 coffee cups, and 1 creamer.
We know you will love this striking piece. It is very beautiful.
Kimberley and Georgina xx