Woods Ware Tea and Coffee Service – SOLD

13 Feb

'Jasmine' Wood's Ware tea & coffee service

‘Jasmine’ Wood’s Ware tea & coffee service

How lucky to find a complete set of ‘Jasmine’ Wood’s Ware! I’ve always had a soft spot for this art deco pottery and so try to nab pieces whenever they come up for sale, but I think that this is the first time I’ve come across a complete set! Jasmine, Beryl and Iris were three monochrome glazes produced by Wood & Sons in the 1940s in response to the ‘utility’ scheme put in place by the UK government during WWII. While the lack of pattern made the pottery very simple compared to what the English market was used to, they were clever with their design, adding small details (like the ridges, and slightly ornate handles) that made all the difference!

A lovely set in excellent condition for its years. A few of the side plates have some light marks (unfortunately not visible in the photos), but on the whole this set is in great nick!

Dimensions & Prices:

  • Coffee pot – R150; 19cm tall x 10cm in diameter
  • Teapot – R150; 15cm tall x 15cm in diameter
  • Milk jug & sugar bowl – R120 for the pair; Milk jug 8.5cm tall x 9cm in diameter & sugar bowl 7.5cm tall x 12cm in diameter
  • Cups, saucers & side plates – R240 for the set (18 pieces in total); Cups 7cm tall x 9cm in diameter, Saucers 14.5cm in diameter & side plates 17.5cm in diameter

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'Jasmine' Wood's Ware coffee & teapot

‘Jasmine’ Wood’s Ware coffee & teapot

'Jasmine' Wood's Ware cups, saucers & side plates

‘Jasmine’ Wood’s Ware cups, saucers & side plates

'Jasmine' Wood's Ware side plates

‘Jasmine’ Wood’s Ware side plates

Top view of 'Jasmine' Wood's Ware milk jug & sugar bowl

Top view of ‘Jasmine’ Wood’s Ware milk jug & sugar bowl

Detail of handle

Detail of handle

Detail of ridges

Detail of ridges

'Jasmine' Wood's Ware coffee & teapot with matchbox

‘Jasmine’ Wood’s Ware coffee & teapot with matchbox

'Jasmine' Wood's Ware milk jug & sugar bowl with matchbox

‘Jasmine’ Wood’s Ware milk jug & sugar bowl with matchbox

'Jasmine' Wood's Ware side plate with matchbox

‘Jasmine’ Wood’s Ware side plate with matchbox

'Jasmine' Wood's Ware cup & saucer with matchbox

‘Jasmine’ Wood’s Ware cup & saucer with matchbox

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