Tag Archives: 1970s

Corning Ware Teapot – SOLD

3 Sep

Corning Ware teapot

Corning Ware teapot

Two Corning Ware teapots in one week! This little guy’s in slightly better nick than the teapot that we featured on Tuesday – it doesn’t have the scratches around the rim – but I have to say, I think I prefer the Wildflower pattern, although there’s something to be said for the ’70s kitsch of this Corning Ware ‘Spice of Life’ pattern (‘Spice of Life’ was first introduced in 1972) – it reminds me of the some of the kitchenware that was around when I was a kid, and of course it’s also got that great ’60s shape!

A very neat little teapot that can also double as a gas kettle when the lights go out.

Dimensions: 13cm tall  x 13cm in diameter

Price: R160

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Portable Lamp – SOLD

17 Jul

Portable plastic lamp

Portable plastic lamp

This may not be the most energy efficient of lamps, but it sure is cool!! I spotted it high up on a shelf in a shop where it looked like it hadn’t  been touched in years – there was at least twenty years worth of dust on the box! That combined with its original price tag of R15 (unfortunately not what I paid for it!) makes me think that it probably dates to the late ’70s or early 1980s – I don’t remember anything of substance ever costing R15! I love the orange plastic base and the clear white shade with it’s chrome handle sticking out the top. I’m not sure of the battery size, but it uses four of those large torch batteries, so as I said, it’s not going to be super cheap to operate, but for the odd spot of ambient lighting this little guy will work a treat!

Dimensions: 25cm tall

Price: R220

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1970s Kenwood Chef – SOLD

14 Jul

Kenwood Chef with blender attachment

Kenwood Chef with blender attachment

This Kenwood Chef was a great find! They’re pretty hard to find to begin with, let alone in good nick, and with so many attachments. It even has it’s original instruction booklet! Plus it has the blender attachment, which is a real plus. A friend of mine once bought a whole Kenwood Chef just so that she could use it as a blender – apparently they’re the best blenders!

A classic kitchen appliance that was built to last – I’ve sold 70 year old Kenwood Chefs that were still going strong!

Dimensions: The machine measures 30cm tall x 10cm wide x 35cm long

Price: R760 including attachments 

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Kartell Magazine Rack – SOLD

10 Jul

Kartell magazine rack

Kartell magazine rack

This Kartell magazine rack was a seriously lucky find! Not only are they pretty hard to come by, but when you do find them they’re normally astronomical! On average this Giotto Stoppino design sells for around R1000 online, but there are some crazy people out there who think that it’s worth as much as R3000! This is the smaller of the two designs produced in the early 1970s (and reissued in the mid ’90s), and it has quite a few scratches that aren’t at all visible in the photos, but the bright red plastic mean that you don’t notice the wear too much.

This is a proper design classic that’s as much an investment as it is something to store your magazines in.

Dimensions: 35cm tall x 40cm wide x 19cm deep

Price: R450

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Kartell Ice Bucket – SOLD

7 Jul

Kartell ice bucket

Kartell ice bucket

If I didn’t have proof I don’t think that you’d believe me when I told you how much these Kartell ice buckets sell for! They regularly go for around $80, but can go for as much as $140 – with our rubbish exchange rate that’s around R1700! Absolute madness! The plastic ice bucket, that comes in a variety of colours, was designed in the 1970s by Giotto Stoppino for Kartell. A clever design feature was the ice tongs that fitted neatly inside the lid. Sadly the tongs are missing from this ice bucket (I don’t think I’ve ever found one that has it’s tongs), and there are some scratches to the plastic which aren’t visible in the photos, but on the plus side the orange plastic is still nice and bright, and the plastic lining, which allows the melted ice to drain, is still there.

A classic 20th Century design in reasonably good condition – and going on internet prices, a bit of a bargain at just over R200!

Dimensions: 20cm tall x 23.5cm wide x 13cm deep

Price: R240

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1960s Noritake Casserole Dish – SOLD

30 Jun

Noritake casserole dish

Noritake casserole dish

This ‘Blue Rhapsody’ casserole dish is quite different to most of the Noritake that you come across. There’s a certain refinement to a Noritake glaze that is easy to recognise, and which is lacking in this piece, but I really like the fact that it’s a bit more naive. The pattern’s also quite different, with a bit of a Scandi feel to it. I like the fact that it’s quite a large dish, and going on the name ‘Cook ‘n Serve‘ (don’t you love that font?!), I assume that you can use this dish in the oven, which is always a nice bonus!

A very attractive casserole dish from a very respected name in dinnerware.

Dimensions: 23.5cm in diameter x 11cm tall (with lid on)

Price: R230

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