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Retro Meakin Side Plates – SOLD

9 Mar

Alfred Meakin 'Corinth' side plates

Alfred Meakin ‘Corinth’ side plates

How cool is this set of retro side plates from Alfred Meakin? I think it’s absolutely fantastic!! Unfortunately there’s a small chip to the underside of one of the plates (which I didn’t notice when I bought them)¬†and the pattern is a bit worn in places, but the overall look is still very striking, and even with the wear & tear they’re still in good nick for their years.

A fantastic set that I would be very happy to call my own!

Dimensions: Each plate measures 18cm in diameter

Price: R140 for the set

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Alfred Meakin Plates – SOLD

20 Oct

Part Alfred Meakin dinner service

Part Alfred Meakin dinner service

This is the last of the Alfred Meakin dinner service that I bought last week. Sadly there are no bowls, but to be honest, I think that I was darn lucky to find as much of it as I did – and in such great condition! Some of the dinner plates are a bit stained (one in particular – see pics under ‘more’), and pattern on the one side pate is quite faded, but otherwise all of the plates seem to be in great condition! And while there may not be pudding bowls, there are three different sizes of plates, so you could always use a side plate for cake (you just can’t have too drippy-a-dessert!).

A very attractive and top quality dinner service. Something that you’re not likely to see again anytime soon.

Dimensions: Dinner plates – 25.5cm in diameter; Salad plates -23 cm in diameter; Side plates – 18cm in diameter

Price: R380 for the set (18 pieces in total)

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Alfred Meakin Casserole Dishes – SOLD

17 Oct

Pair of Alfred Meakin casserole dishes

Pair of Alfred Meakin casserole dishes

This pair of (fabulous!) casserole dishes are from the same dinner service as the Alfred Meakin platters that we featured yesterday. I love the whole dinner service, but these are definitely my favourite pieces – I think it’s the pattern on the handles that I like so much. That gold pattern is crazy enough, but the larger version on the handle is quite intense!

A great pair of casserole dishes that will look super elegant on your dining room table!

Dimensions: 20cm in diameter x 12cm tall

Price: R160 each

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Alfred Meakin Platters – SOLD

16 Oct

Pair of Alfred Meakin 'Glo-White' platters

Pair of Alfred Meakin ‘Glo-White’ platters

I have hunted high and low, but for the life of me I can’t seem to find details on this Alfred Meakin pattern anywhere! But on the plus side, the fact that I can’t find it surely makes it fairly rare, which will of course makes me like it even more! The maker’s mark dates to 1945, but was used for a good few years after that date, so at the very least I’d say that these platters are in the region of 50 years old – impressive then that they’re in such good nick! I bought them as part of a larger dinner service (keep an eye out for the rest of the set in the weeks to come), and bar a few plates, the entire service was in excellent condition. Whoever owned this impressive set of Alfred Meakin clearly treasured it!

Dimensions: Large platter – 36cm long x 28.5cm wide; Medium platter – 31cm long x 24cm wide

Price: Large platter – R110; Medium platter – R90/R180 for the pair

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Alfred Meakin Casserole Dish – SOLD

18 Sep

Alfred Meakin casserole dish

Alfred Meakin casserole dish

I love the rounded shape of this art deco Alfred Meakin casserole dish! And how pretty is that floral pattern? Because of its age some of the gold trim has worn away, and there’s a small mark on the lid that won’t come clean, but it’s still a very attractive serving dish and is good value for money – especially compared to what you can get today for the same price!

Dimensions: 20cm in diameter x 12cm tall (with lid on)

Price: R135

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Meakin Coffee Pot and Sugar Bowl – SOLD

28 Aug

Alfred Meakin Glo-White coffee pot & sugar bowl

Alfred Meakin Glo-White coffee pot & sugar bowl

I love the rather wide bottom on this retro Alfred Meakin coffee pot! It just looks so voluptuous! But as much as I like the shape, it’s the pattern that really won me over – there’s something about the naivety of the design that I find really attractive, and colour scheme is also great – this was designed by somebody who knew what they were doing! It’s a real pity that the milk jug is missing, but I suppose the sugar bowl is an added bonus – I often find tea and coffee pots by themselves, without any other pieces.

A wonderful bit of retro pottery in tip-top condition. There’s some light wear to the underside of the coffee pot, but that’s about it.

Dimensions: Coffee pot – 21cm tall x 14cm in diameter (at its widest); Sugar bowl – x 6.5cm tall x 9.5cm in diameter

Price: R160 for the pair

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