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Alfred Meakin Gravy Boat – SOLD

17 Dec

Alfred Meakin gravy boat

Alfred Meakin gravy boat

I’m not sure how well it comes across in the photos, but this Alfred Meakin gravy boat is the most delightful yellow! And I love the shape of that handle! Sadly there are a few marks on the inside of the gravy boat, and the underside is also quite stained, but fortunately you won’t really notice that, and the marks on the inside aren’t terribly obvious and should be mostly covered when it’s fill of deliciously rich gravy for your Christmas gammon!

Dimensions: Gravy boat  – 21cm long x 10cm wide x 9cm tall; Gravy dish – 21.5cm long x 15cm wide

Price: R130

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Vintage Japanese Teapot – SOLD

14 Dec

Vintage Chinese teapot

Vintage Japanese teapot

At first glance I would have thought that this vintage teapot was Chinese (not that I know that much about oriental ceramics!), but after a bit of research it seems that this ‘Phoenix Ware’ teapot is in fact Japanese, and was produced by world-famous porcelain producers, Noritake. I have to say it’s quite different to any Noritake that I’ve seen before – while it’s very delicate, it’s not quite as refined as Noritake pieces tend to be, although I think it has a fair bit of age to it which might explain the difference. The teapot had a set of matching teacups that sadly I couldn’t afford – the teacups were very fine (and quite beautiful!), as is the teapot with its lovely bamboo handle and wonderful phoenix pattern. It also has a removable tea strainer, so you can  choose to use it with leaves or bags. Sadly the strainer’s been damaged, but the repair is barely noticeable, although it should act as a warning to others – this is a fragile piece to be treated with respect!

A wonderful gift for any tea lovers out there – how much more civilised to drink your tea from this delightful teapot than from a plain old mug!

Dimensions: 25cm tall (incl. handle) x 13cm in diameter

Price: R240

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Retro Kathie Winkel Coffee Pot – SOLD

10 Dec

Retro Kathie Winkle coffee pot

Retro Kathie Winkle coffee pot

I love everything about this Kathie Winkle coffee pot designed for James Broadhurst & Sons in 1971. I love the fact that it’s in such great nick, that the colours are still so bright, including the white porcelain body of the coffee pot, and of course I love that fabulous 70’s Roulette pattern! So, so cool! I even love the maker’s stamp – I think I’ve mentioned this before – the Kathie Winkle backstamp is super attractive! The only issue, and it’s a minor one, is that the lid is ever so slightly wobbly. It’s definitely the original lid, but it doesn’t fit the coffee pot perfectly. There’s no risk of it falling off (fortunately it’s a nice deep lid), but it does wobble a wee bit…..

P.S. As much as I love this coffee pot, there’s another dealer who thinks even more of it than I do – someone is selling this exact coffee pot on eBay for nearly R2000 – but I have to say that they’re probably short a few marbles!

Dimensions: 22cm tall x 13cm in diameter

Price: R220

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Pair Of Midwinter Coffee Pots – SOLD

9 Dec

Midwinter Stylecraft coffee pots

Midwinter Stylecraft coffee pots

How exciting to find not one, but two 1950s Midwinter coffee pots! Im a massive fan of this now retired UK brand of pottery, and I particularly like this 1950s Stylecraft shape. The patterns on this pair of coffee pots (which are slightly smaller than you might expect them to be) don’t seem to be that common, in fact I don’t think I’ve ever seen the pink wheat pattern before? The pattern on the right is known as ‘Blue Harebells‘, but I’m not quite certain of the name of the other pattern – people seem to refer to it as the ‘pink leaf’ pattern, but I’m pretty sure that’s not right! Regardless of the names, this pair are pretty great don’t you think? And they look great displayed as a pair – although I suppose practically speaking there’s no real need for someone to have two coffee pots (unless of course it’s love at first sight, like it was for me!).

Note: The pink coffee pot has some light staining on the inside base (not visible in the photos)

Dimensions: Each coffee pot measures 19cm tall x 17cm wide x 9cm deep

Price: R170 each

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Japanese Pavlova Plate – SOLD

8 Dec

Japanese pavlova plate

Japanese pavlova plate

Have I ever mentioned how much I love pavlova? Well, I really do! I especially love the pavlova made by my best friend’s mom, Helen – she does a killer pavlova with the most beautiful fruits. It’s a serious work of art! I wonder what Helen would make of the recipe that’s printed on this pavlova plate – such a nice detail! And how great is that 1960s floral pattern? There’s an orange version of this plate, but I think this blue is so much prettier!

A delightful bit of Japanese kitchenalia in tip-top condition!

Dimensions: 31cm in diameter

Price: R130

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Susie Cooper Set – SOLD

2 Dec

A Susie Cooper part tea set

A Susie Cooper part tea set

I wouldn’t ordinarily buy a set that was so incomplete, but Susie Cooper pieces are fairly hard to come by these days, and when I do come across them they’re normally selling for prices way beyond my reach! Plus this is such a pretty set that I’m sure someone out there would be happy to add this to their collection of vintage cups and saucers! The set, which dates to sometime between 1932 and 1964, consists of an espresso cup and saucer, a milk jug and sugar bowl, and a larger jug which would also work as a milk jug or creamer, but I suspect might actually be a gravy boat. All of the pieces are in great condition for their age, but the larger jug des have some crazing which is a bit stained (see pics under ‘more’), but it’s not so bad that it’s the first thing you notice – what you notice is the beautiful ‘Kestrel’ shape of the milk jug a the delightful faded green glaze.

A wonderful set from one of the 20th Century’s most respected female designers.

Dimensions: Cup – 6cm tall x 6.5cm in diameter; Saucer – 12cm in diameter; Small jug – 7cm tall x 7cm in diameter; Sugar bowl – 4.5cm tall x 9cm in diameter; Large jug – 8cm tall x 11.5cm in diameter

Price: R180 for the set

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