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Wedgwood Platter and Bowl – SOLD

30 Apr

Wedgwood 'Mayfield' platter & bowl

Wedgwood ‘Mayfield’ platter & bowl

I have something to admit – I was being very lazy when I researched the Wedgwood Mayfield casserole dish that we sold on Tuesday! Actually, in my defence it wasn’t so much laziness as lack of time! I know that Wedgwood stamp a lot of their pieces so that it’s fairly easy to date them, but I just didn’t have the five minutes that I thought it would take me to look for the stamp on the dish and then research the date. And now that I have it turns out that it probably would have taken a lot less than five minutes – post 1932 Wedgwood actually stamp their china with the last two numbers of the year. They even provide the month that the piece was made in – identified by the numbers 1-12! So going on a stamp off one of the other pieces in this set (I was lucky enough to buy quite a few pieces of this Mayfield Wedgwood service!), it looks like the set dates to April 1965, as identified by the stamp ‘4 A 65’ (the ‘A’ refers to the workman’s mark) – thank you Wedgwood! So that make this wonderful (and immaculate!) serving dish and platter exactly 50 years old – happy birthday Mayfield!

NB: This bowl is not a tureen missing its lid – it’s not meant to have lid! It differs to the tureen in that the pattern is printed on the inside of the bowl as well.

Dimensions: Platter – 33cm long x 25cm wide; Bowl – 24cm long x 20cm wide x 7cm tall

Price: Platter – R160; Bowl – R150

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Wedgwood Vegetable Dish – SOLD

28 Apr

Wedgwood vegetable dish

Wedgwood vegetable dish

I don’t think that this Wedgwood vegetable tureen has any great age to it (although the design does look very ’60s?), but that doesn’t make it any less collectible! The quality of Wedgwood china means that it’s always going to fetch high prices – this Mayfield veggie dish is currently for sale online for more than £70 (that’s nearly R1400!). Madness! But it is a very attractive dish, and of course I love the shape, plus it’s in mint condition – not a mark on it it!

NB: Please pay attention to the dimensions below – this dish is a bit smaller than your average casserole dish.

Dimensions: 24cm long x 20cm wide x 9cm tall (with lid on)

Price: R290

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Pair of Wedgwood Ashtrays – SOLD

30 Jan

Wedgwood Jasper Ware ashtrays

Wedgwood Jasper Ware ashtrays

I developed a new appreciation for Wedgwood yesterday! My grandparents’ townhouse was very classically furnished, much in the style of the likes of Wedgwood, and as a result I’ve always had a bit of a soft spot for this look despite it being nothing like anything that I have in my own home – but yesterday I saw it in a whole new light! I went to buy a few pieces of glass from Bob and Ailsa and was absolutely blown away by their Wedgwood collection! None of it was for sale, but it was wonderful to look at – I had no idea Wedgwood could look quite so beautiful! They had lot of Jasperware (this beautiful matte textured stoneware), but more unusual pieces that I had never seen before. These ashtrays are fairly common, but still very pretty to look at (I can’t say for certain, but I’m sure I spotted one or two in Ailsa’s display cabinet)! The one ashtray has a few marks that won’t come clean, so I think that they may actually be a result of the manufacturing process, but otherwise both pieces are in excellent condition.

A classically beautiful pair of ashtrays that could be the start of something amazing!

Dimensions: Each ashtray measures 11.5cm in diameter x 1.5cm deep

Price: R110 each/R180 for the pair

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Wedgwood Pestle and Mortars – SOLD

3 Nov

Wedgwood pestle & mortars

Wedgwood pestle & mortars

Some more wonderful Wedgwood mortars, but this time with their matching pestles, which I have to say are quite beautiful – I almost prefer them to the mortars themselves! Two of the pestles are the same size, where ideally the smallest bowl should have a smaller pestle, but it doesn’t look odd at all. There’s some wear to the porcelain, but I think they’ve got a bit of age to them, so that’s to be expected. The wood’s also a bit tired looking, but with a bit of love (and some good oil) it could be bought back to life.

A wonderful set that you’re not likely to see again anytime soon.

Dimensions & Prices:

  • Medium mortar & pestle – R320; Mortar – 9m tall x 15cm in diameter, Pestle – 21cm long
  • Small mortar & pestle – R240; Mortar – 7.5m tall x 12.5cm in diameter, Pestle – 18cm long
  • Extra-small mortar & pestle – R190; Mortar – 6.5m tall x 11cm in diameter, Pestle – 18cm long

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Pair of Wedgwood Pestles and Mortars – SOLD

31 Oct

Wedgwood mortar & pestles

Wedgwood mortar & pestles

These Wedgwood mortars are probably one of the coolest things that I’ve come across in a long time! I nearly passed them up (before I saw them) because I’ve never really sold pestle and mortars, but when I saw how cool they were I was super excited! My father used to be a pharmacist and talks about the old days when he used to crush raw ingredients to make lotions and ointments (I don’t think they really do that sort of thing anymore?), and given that these came from the house of a retired pharmacist I’m fairly confident that that’s what these were used for. But obviously they can be used to grind anything, and will hopefully land up in some clever person’s kitchen who can make delicious home-made breads and other tasty treats from scratch! There’s some wear to the bowls which gives them a sort of patina, and the pestles obviously don’t match which is a bit of a pity, although I do love the writing on the over-sized Meritor Maw Barnet pestle!

A great and very collectible pair – these Wedgwood mortars can sell for a fair whack!

Dimensions: Mortars – 9.5m tall x 16cm in diameter; Stoneware pestle – 25cm long x 6cm in diameter; Glass pestle – 12.5cm long x 3.5cm in diameter

Price: Wedgwood mortar with porcelain pestle – R320; Wedgwood mortar with glass pestle – R280

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Enoch Wedgwood Side Plates – SOLD

23 Apr

Set of 6 Enoch Wedgwood side plates

Set of 6 Enoch Wedgwood side plates

While this is a lovely set of side plates, I was surprised to see the the Wedgwood stamp on the backs of these plates. They’re good enough quality, but the porcelain isn’t nearly as fine as you’d expect to see with the famous Wedgwood. As it turns out, Enoch Wedgwood was a distant cousin of the famous Josiah, who founded Josiah Wedgwood and Sons, commonly known as Wedgwood – so there is a link. And from what I can tell it looks like Enoch Wedgwood was incorporate d into Josiah Wedgwood and Sons in 1980, under the name Unicorn Potteries.

They may not be the famous Wedgwood brand, but they’re still quite lovely – and in perfect nick! I think that the pattern’s quite delightful – nicer in fact than a lot of the famous Josiah Wedgwood designs that I’ve seen!

Dimensions: Each plate measures 18cm in diameter

Price: R130 for the set

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