Denby Arabesque sugar / preserve pot

  • Materials: ceramic
  • Size: 83mm (H) x 80mm (Diam)
  • Reference: S19040
  • Designer: Gill Pemberton
  • Manufacturer: Denby
  • Categories: Ceramic
Great 'waisted' sugar / preserve pot - matches shape of the coffee cups from the Arabesque range (four available from Mid-Century Finds).

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. (