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Villeroy and Boch Part Tea and Coffee Set – SOLD

15 Jan

Villeroy & Boch 'Acapulco' part tea & coffee set

Villeroy & Boch ‘Acapulco’ part tea & coffee set

As a rule Villeroy & Boch are very collectible, but I often find the patterns a bit boring, so sometimes pass them up even if I find them at good prices! The Acapulco pattern, however, is one of their designs that just blows my mind! And I’m not alone – these pieces sell for an absolute fortune with a single mug going for as much as $40, and the jam/sugar dish a staggering $70! Looking at the colours and the boldness of the design, I would have thought that the pattern dated to the 1960s, but it’s actually much later than that, first being introduced in 1983. But I suppose that still makes them in the region of thirty years old – even though the ’80s still feel like just yesterday! The set, which consists of two teacups & saucers, two coffee mugs and a milk jug and sugar bowl, is in excellent condition, with absolutely no signs of wear. The one coffee mug does have a small mark on it, but it looks like a manufacturing defect as opposed to the result of wear & tear.

A great looking and highly collectible set – and at just over R300 something of a bargain (that’s the price of a single mug online!).

Prices:

  • Mugs – R50 each;
  • Teacups & saucers – R80 each;
  • Milk jug & sugar bowl – R140 for the pair/
  • R320 for the set

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Villeroy and Boch Mini Tea Set – SOLD

7 Jan

Villeroy & Boch mini tea set

Villeroy & Boch mini tea set

I tend to avoid buying plain white porcelain, but I knew that this was a quality set the moment I spotted it, and when I looked underneath and saw the Villeroy & Boch stamp, I knew that I was right! This is probably the newest V&B pottery that I’ve come across, and while it does have something of the 1980s about it, it’s saved from being too ’80s (we all know that it wasn’t a great decade for design), by some pretty sleek features. I love the way that the lid sits almost flush against the teapot, and those neat bands that form the handles of the milk jug and teapot give the set a very clean look.

This is a great little set from a seriously respected name in pottery. If you’re a committed tea drinker you deserve to drink your tea out of something special – why not treat yourself to a ‘well-done for surviving the festive season gift’!

Note: This identical teapot is selling on ebay for a whopping $47!

Dimensions: Teapot – 11cm tall x 11cm in diameter; Milk jug – 9cm tall x 8cm in diameter; Sugar bowl – 6cm tall x 9cm in diameter

Price: R240 for the set

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Villeroy and Boch Dish – SOLD

19 Dec

Villeroy & Boch dish

Villeroy & Boch dish

Isn’t the blue glaze on the inside of this Villeroy & Boch baking dish just lovely? And I quite like that ribbed edge. There was a faint mark on the side of the dish when I bought it, but it came out pretty easily with a bit of bleach, and that aside, the dish appears to be in near mint condition.

A lovely baking dish that can go straight from the oven to your dining room table.

Dimensions: 33cm long x 21cm wide x 5.5cm deep

Price: R140

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Pair of Retro Jugs – SOLD

4 Dec

Pair of retro ceramic jugs

Pair of retro ceramic jugs

Villeroy & Boch is a pretty collectible name in pottery, and even though I’ve sold quite a few pieces of it over the years, I’ve never really understood what all the fuss was about – until now that is. It may be very simple, but something about this small yellow jug really, really appeals to me! It’s quite fine, which is accentuated in the design of the spout, which comes to quite a sharp point – and then there’s the glaze – isn’t that bright yellow just so cheerful? All in all a wonderful jug, and a great example of retro pottery.

The Martini jug doesn’t have quite the same style, but it’s still very cool! The blue and red Martini logos have lost a bit of their lustre, so I think they may have been painted on after the jug was glazed. The jug has a nice ice spout and appears to be in excellent condition.

Two very different jugs, but each with their own appeal. I’d be delighted to have either of them sitting in my kitchen cupboard!

Dimensions: Yellow V&B jug – 12cm tall x 9.5cm in diameter; Martini jug – 12cm tall x 13.5cm in diameter

Price: Yellow V&B jug – R85; Martini jug – R110

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Villeroy & Boch Espresso Cups – SOLD

14 Nov

Set of 6 Villeroy & Boch espresso cups

Set of 6 Villeroy & Boch espresso cups

Villeroy & Boch are a fairly collectible name and their porcelain often fetches very high prices, but I sometimes find their designs a bit too respectable (if you know what I mean?). They often use very safe colours and their designs tend to be quite classical, but while the shape of these espresso cups is very plain, the floral illustrations are quite delightful and add a bit of interest.

A fun set in mint condition from one of Europe’s most respected names in porcelain.

Note: This set, together with the matching saucers, is selling for $50 0n ebay.

Dimensions: Each cup measures 7cm tall x 6.5cm in diameter (at its widest)

Price: R130 for the set of six

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Villeroy and Boch Casserole Dish – SOLD

24 Jul

Villeroy & Boch casserole dish

Villeroy & Boch casserole dish

This vintage Villeroy & Boch casserole dish was definitely well loved in its time – the edges of both the dish and the lid show signs of some serious use, although luckily there’s no actual damage per se. I’ve always loved this pattern from this German pottery house – the illustration of the geese means that it ticks all the right boxes when it comes to vintage kitsch, and being V&B it also ticks all the boxes when it comes to great quality. A pleasing piece that’s a bit too tired looking to be on show, but will still serve you well around the family dinner table.

Dimensions: 11cm tall (with lid on) x 23cm in diameter

Price: R120

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