Denby Arabesque coasters

£8.00
  • Materials: earthenware
  • Size: 87mm (Diam) x 10mm (H)
  • Reference: B20193
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  • Designer: Gill Pemberton
  • Manufacturer: Denby
  • Categories: Ceramic
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Pair of Denby Arabesque coasters, simply decorated with iconic hand-painted 'daisy' design.

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)