Tag Archives: Drostdy

Drostdy Starter Plates – SOLD

25 Nov

Drostdy starter plates

Drostdy starter plates

How great to find these ‘new-old’ Drostdy plates! I say that they’re ‘new’ stock because a few of them have their original (albeit very worn) labels on them, so I assume they’ve never been used before. Isn’t that pretty cool? The shape is also great – they look like they were made for banana-splits, but they’re actually starter or side plates, intended for whatever you want to serve as appetisers.

An unusual set of side plates with the most beautiful turquoise glaze.

Dimensions: Each plate measures 21cm long x 9cm wide x 2.5cm deep

Price: R160 (set of six)

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Drostdy Lion Beers Jug – SOLD

5 Oct

Drostdy Lion Beers jug

Drostdy Lion Beers jug

This isn’t the most exciting water jug I’ve ever come across, but I liked it’s local relevance. Not only was it made by Drostdy (Grahamstown Potteries), but it’s a bit of advertising paraphernalia for Lion Beers, which I can only assume is the same brand as Lion Lager. Lion Lager was around for over 100 years before it disappeared off SA shelves, and was a staple at family braais when I grew up. So even though it’s a bit plain (and a bit worn – see pics under ‘more’), I think it’s worth the money just for the nostalgia factor!

Dimensions: 15cm tall x 12cm in diameter (at its widest)

Price: R110

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Drostdy Boat Vase – SOLD

16 Sep

Drostdy boat vase

Drostdy boat vase

I was quite surprised when I picked up this vintage boat vase and saw the Drostdy stamp underneath – it really doesn’t look like a piece of Drostdy to me? That doesn’t mean that I don’t love it, it’s just a bit more refined than most of the Drostdy pieces you see, and the yellow glaze is that much softer. Not that it’s that delicate – it’s still a relatively chunky piece of pottery, just not as chunky as Drostdy tends to be! But at the end of the day I suppose none of that matters. It’s a lovely piece of retro South African pottery in mint condition – and that’s what matters most!

Dimensions: 14cm tall x 28.5cm long x 10cm wide

Price: R130

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Drostdy Wall Vase – SOLD

23 Jul

Vintage Drostdy wall vase

Vintage Drostdy wall vase

I found this lovely teal coloured wall vase hanging in the back of an antique store covered in dust. It was the only reasonably priced piece in the whole store, and I can only assume that the sellers didn’t think that there was a market for these vases anymore – but they’re so wrong! Wall vases have become super popular in recent years, thanks largely to Alex Hamilton and his crazy collection. Plus this vase is from South African pottery house, Drostdy, which has also gained popularity over the last few years. And on top of all of that you have the shape of the vase, which is the most lovely shell design, and the fact that it’s in near mint condition! An all round win really!

Dimensions: 18cm tall x 16cm wide x 6.5cm deep

Price: R140

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Vintage Drostdy Vases – SOLD

11 May

Pair of vintage Drostdy vases

Pair of vintage Drostdy vases

I know that this vintage shell vase is pretty terrible, but I just couldn’t help myself – over the years I’ve developed a serious soft spot for Drostdy pottery! And I actually do quite like it – the mint green glaze is great and in the right setting I think it could even look quite stylish – a mini greenhouse look in a bathroom with loads of ferns and air plants? The larger ball-shaped Drostdy vase is obviously much more accessible, and as such it’s been used a lot more. Years of using it as a vase means that the glaze is quite stained on the inside, but not enough that you really notice it. I love the roundness of the shape, and again the colour is just lovely!

A nice pair of vintage vases from one of South Africa’s best known names in pottery.

Price: Shell vase – R110; Ball vase – R140 SOLD

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Small Drostdy Boat Vase – SOLD

8 Dec

Vintage Drostdy boat vase

Vintage Drostdy boat vase

I really like the shape of this Drostdy boat vase! It’s a much simpler shape than you normally see, with nice clean angles and a high gloss glaze – the overall look is more modernist than the more intricate looking design of your standard boat vase. It’s also a bit more refined than a lot of Drostdy ware, although there’s still a certain chunkiness to it!

Note: There are some light marks on the inside of the vase that aren’t visible in the photos. They look like rust marks presumably caused by the metal support used to hold a piece of floral oasis.

Dimensions: 14cm tall x 28.5cm long x 10cm wide

Price: R120

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