Distinctive style in unusual colours. In great condition. The saucers have a raised centre which holds the cups in place.
Denby Arabesque is one of the more famous discontinued tableware patterns from the Denby Pottery. It was designed by Gill Pemberton and was inspired by a trip to Russia.
Its striking bold seventies design with yellow, brown and red circles on a dark brown background made it stand out from the crowd and provoked a 'marmite' reaction among many. It was initially called "Samarkand", but the name was changed after the Portmeirion Pottery exhibited a design of the same name.
Originally it was hand-painted with great variations in the depth and clarity of the pattern. Later more uniformity was introduced to the Arabesque design as production moved over to a decal or transfer style print. (mrpottery.co.uk)