Johnson Bros Coffee Set – SOLD

17 Jun

Johnson Bros coffee set

Johnson Bros coffee set

I’m not quite sure what to make of this Johnson Bros coffee set? It’s unlike any other Johnson Bros pottery I’ve ever seen, and I’ve hunted high and low for something similar online, but with absolutely no luck! I love the square design, and a matte glaze is always a winner – in fact the moment I spotted the coffee pot I knew that it was coming home with me, regardless of who made it or when it was made. Which is probably a good thing because I actually have no idea when this set dates from! The squareness of the shape makes me think it’s 1980s, but the style of the coffee pot handle is much more reminiscent of the ’60s. Johnson Bros were actually taken over by Wedgwood in 1968, so it’s more likely that that’s when the set dates from, although it’s possible that they continued to stamp their wares ‘Johnson Bros’ even after the takeover, so I can’t say for certain.

An unusual and rather striking coffee set in excellent condition.

Note: There are only five cups and saucers.

Dimensions: Coffee pot – 25cm tall x 10cm wide; Milk jug – 10cm tall x 6.5cm wide; Sugar bowl – 5.5cm tall x 11.5cm wide; Cups – 8cm tall x 5.5cm wide; Saucers – 14.5cm in diameter

Price: R320 for the set

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Johnson Bros coffee cups & saucers

Johnson Bros coffee cups & saucers

Johnson Bros coffee pot with lid

Johnson Bros coffee pot with lid

Detail of handles

Detail of handles

Detail of lid

Detail of lid

Johnson Bros coffee pot with matchbox

Johnson Bros coffee pot with matchbox

Johnson Bros milk jug & sugar bowl with matchbox

Johnson Bros milk jug & sugar bowl with matchbox

Johnson Bros coffee cup & saucer with matchbox

Johnson Bros coffee cup & saucer with matchbox

Maker's mark

Maker’s mark

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