Retro Drostdy Dinner Service – SOLD

25 Aug

Retro Drostdy dinner service

Retro Drostdy dinner service

This dinner service has got me well confused! The pattern looks quite seriously ’80s to me (something that I’m willing to forgive because I love the shape of the dishes and the red detail around the rim of the plates), but I didn’t think that Drostdy pottery survived into the 1980s, plus the telephone number on the box is only five digits long – I ‘m pretty sure the telephone numbers in South Africa were six digits (changing to seven) in the ’80s? But even if it is only 30 or so years old, it’s remarkable that it’s still sitting in its box unused! Sadly one of the saucers was broken when I took everything out of the box, but otherwise the set is in absolutely mint condition! I’m not sure that I love the shape of the teacups, but the design of the rest of the set is just fantastic! I particularly like the way that the plates are slightly upturned, and as I said, that red rim is a really nice touch!

A wonderful and pretty unusual dinner service from one of South Africa’s most famous pottery houses.

Price: R320 for the set (19 pieces in total)

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Drostdy Stonecraft dinner service in original box

Drostdy Stonecraft dinner service in original box

Set of 4 Drostdy dinner plates

Set of 4 Drostdy dinner plates

Set of 4 Drostdy side plates

Set of 4 Drostdy side plates

Set of 4 Drostdy bowls

Set of 4 Drostdy bowls

Set of 3 Drostdy cups & saucers

Set of 3 Drostdy cups & saucers

Detail of red rim

Detail of red rim

Drostdy dinner plate with matchbox

Drostdy dinner plate with matchbox

Drostdy side plate with matchbox

Drostdy side plate with matchbox

Drostdy bowl with matchbox

Drostdy bowl with matchbox

Drostdy cup & saucer with matchbox

Drostdy cup & saucer with matchbox

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