Cuban Fantasy! the name given to this fantastic 50s ‘atomic’ design plate says it all.
The plate was designed by Midwinter’s in-house designer, Jessie Tait [b. 1928]- who also designed ‘Cannes’, ‘Bali Hai’, ‘Tonga’ and ‘Patio Hollywood’. Clearly she had a taste for the exotic!
The divided plate has a “permanent underglaze colour, acid resistant, hand engraving” as it attests on the backstamp. The Cuban Fantasy pattern also came in a vase, cup & saucer set, condiment jar, and a cake plate.
Midwinter pottery is having a renaissance at the moment – collectors are going mad for it. I’ve seen this plate on Ebay for $75. For you, dear reader, the plate [which is in excellent vintage condition] is :$AU55
I’ve teamed the Cuban Fantasy with a Debonair camera from the same period- as are the Observer books. The camera and books are available for sale also on the blog.