The Portmeirion Pomona range was launched in 1980, but before that Portmeirion had produced pottery with fruit motifs. This pottery usually has a mustard coloured backstamp.
Examples of this range are the 4 inch mug and the four oatmeals. These fruit motifs can still be found, there are six different fruits.
I have another set of cups and saucers with early fruit motifs, purchased on a Swedish flea market and then sold to me by a Swedish china collector:
They are lovely pictures:
They make a festive teatable
Even the butterflies love the fruit motifs
I have never seen these fruit motifs before, either on Portmeirion or any other pottery. But they add a touch of happiness to any teatable