A hard to find pair of mugs by Hornsea, England, from the Roundalay range.

The pattern was designed in 1967 by John Clappison for Boots the Chemist, based on the earlier design of Gourmet from 1963. A very striking colour combination! A smart dark chocolate brown with vivid custard yellow earthenware/ceramic. All satin glazed with indented horizontal fluting stripe detail to the lower section with 'colour inlay'. The older round Hornsea England logos are embossed to bases. Same shape and size as the later Hornsea Heirloom mugs from the 1970s and the Stripe mug from the 1980s, but with striking square handles.

Each is 9cm tall x 8cm wide. In good vintage, clean and usable condition, with no crazing. Tested for watertightness/use. The one shown on the right has a 2mm vintage chip to the rim and a chip to the baseline, see pics 7 and 8. And the one on the left has a tiny 1mm vintage chip to the rim and two tiny white patches to the glaze on the handle, see pics 9 and 10.

Free P&P to the UK.

2 Hornsea Roundalay mugs. Brown & yellow stripe cups for Boots, John Clappison

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