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PortMeirion Pottery 1970s "Phoenix" by John Cuffley, Staffordshire, England tall coffee pot.

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    Posted 7 years ago

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    If you unfamiliar with the PortMeirion Pottery and the area. I shall share some information.

    In North Wales, Wales there is a small village town that was made to look like an Italian Village, called Port Meirion. In the 60s there was a TV series called The Prisoner which is a 17-episode British television series[2] first broadcast in the United Kingdom from 29 September 1967 to 1 February 1968.[3] Starring and co-created by Patrick McGoohan, it combined spy fiction with elements of science fiction, allegory, and psychological drama.[2]

    The series follows a British former secret agent who is abducted and held prisoner in a mysterious coastal village resort, where his captors try to find out why he abruptly resigned from his job. Although sold as a thriller in the mould of the previous series starring McGoohan, Danger Man (1960–68; retitled as Secret Agent in the US), the show's combination of 1960s countercultural themes and surrealistic setting had a far-reaching effect on science fiction/fantasy programming, and on popular culture in general.[4]. Bascially the hero is chased about by a big mean white beach ball which captures him when he tries to escape.

    The village is inhabited by normal folk these days...sort off! They have an Hotel and weddings occur there. When there is a wedding the grounds staff write a big heart on the beach below with the initals of the wedding couple. Its a romantic thing to do.

    Back to my stunning coffee pot, tall elegant in black with a gold Phoenix. Sadly Portmeirion Pottery is in England and no Wales and no where near the Italian Village, my one is from the vintage retro 60s to 70s era.

    Oh yes, if you are checking out pottery that you think is vintage, a good way to confirm that it is, is to check the lid, if the potion which goes inside the pot is long. That is the clue, short length is new, long length is old.

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    1. Rick55 Rick55, 7 years ago
      Such a well striking piece Gem... The Phoenix reminds me of damascene work.

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