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Wood’s Ware Coffee Pot – SOLD

2 Nov

Beryl Wood's Ware coffee pot

Beryl Wood’s Ware coffee pot

I think that Wood’s Ware must be one of the most timeless designs – looking at this beautiful coffee pot you’d never guess that it was first produced in the 1940s! Aside from the fact that it’s in near mint condition, the simplicity of the shape with nothing but a few lines for decoration, could so easily have been designed today. Wood’s manufactured this same design in a variety of different coloured glazes, with this pale green earthenware glaze being called ‘Beryl‘.

A great piece of art deco design inspired by the the austerity measures introduced during the war years – necessity, the mother of all inventions!

Dimensions: 19cm tall x 10cm in diameter

Price: R165

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Jasmine Wood’s Ware Teapot – SOLD

22 Jun

Jasmine Wood's Ware teapot

Jasmine Wood’s Ware teapot

I love the 1940s style of Wood’s Ware – such a simple design that’s still so attractive decades later! I think that the Beryl glaze is probably my favourite of the Wood’s Ware colours, but the Jasmine is also quite lovely, especially when it comes in the form of a nice big teapot! Most of the Wood’s Ware teapots that I’ve come across have been quite a bit smaller than than this one, which looks like it could hold a good few cuppas!

A lovely retro teapot in great condition – bar some wear to the base and a small mark on the inside of the spout, this teapot really is in fantastic nick for its age!

Dimensions: 17cm tall x 16cm in diameter (at its widest)

Price: R160

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Woods Ware Tea and Coffee Service – SOLD

13 Feb

'Jasmine' Wood's Ware tea & coffee service

‘Jasmine’ Wood’s Ware tea & coffee service

How lucky to find a complete set of ‘Jasmine’ Wood’s Ware! I’ve always had a soft spot for this art deco pottery and so try to nab pieces whenever they come up for sale, but I think that this is the first time I’ve come across a complete set! Jasmine, Beryl and Iris were three monochrome glazes produced by Wood & Sons in the 1940s in response to the ‘utility’ scheme put in place by the UK government during WWII. While the lack of pattern made the pottery very simple compared to what the English market was used to, they were clever with their design, adding small details (like the ridges, and slightly ornate handles) that made all the difference!

A lovely set in excellent condition for its years. A few of the side plates have some light marks (unfortunately not visible in the photos), but on the whole this set is in great nick!

Dimensions & Prices:

  • Coffee pot – R150; 19cm tall x 10cm in diameter
  • Teapot – R150; 15cm tall x 15cm in diameter
  • Milk jug & sugar bowl – R120 for the pair; Milk jug 8.5cm tall x 9cm in diameter & sugar bowl 7.5cm tall x 12cm in diameter
  • Cups, saucers & side plates – R240 for the set (18 pieces in total); Cups 7cm tall x 9cm in diameter, Saucers 14.5cm in diameter & side plates 17.5cm in diameter

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Wood’s Ware Espresso Cups and Saucers – SOLD

16 Jan

'Beryl' Wood's Ware espresso cups & saucers

‘Beryl’ Wood’s Ware espresso cups & saucers

There’s something so classically beautiful about Wood’s Ware! I love the ridged cups and saucers, and the small detail on the handles, and of course the colour of the glaze, ‘Beryl‘, is just so lovely! The set dates to the 1940s so it’s not surprising that a few of the cups have broken or gone missing along the way – I assume that it would originally have been a set of six, not four.

A fantastic set of coffee cups in near mint condition.

Price: R140 for the set of four

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Wood’s Ware Teapot – SOLD

1 Sep

Jasmine Wood's Ware teapot

Jasmine Wood’s Ware teapot

It’s been absolutely ages since we’ve had some Wood’s Ware for sale! I’m always so happy when I come across a piece – there’s something about the plainness of these teapots that really appeals to – the word ‘dignified’ comes to mind, which is a strange response to a piece of pottery, but that’s how I feel about this 1940s design! There’s a fair bit of stained crazing on the inside of the teapot, but the outside is fairly clean with no obvious signs of wear or damage, which considering it’s age, is fairly impressive!

Dimensions: 15cm tall x 15 cm in diameter

Price: R145

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Beryl Wood’s Ware Teapot – SOLD

1 Nov

Beryl Wood's Ware teapot

Beryl Wood’s Ware teapot

Wood’s ware is right up there with Midwinter and Poole when it comes to my favourite pottery houses! They might have produced some quite plain designs, but what style they had! And given that this teapot was designed in the 1940s they clearly knew what they were doing – I was always think good design translates easily across generations and that’s definitely the case with this teapot. There’s some stained crazing on the inside of the pot which I couldn’t manage to photograph, but for it’s age it’s in great condition.

A classically styled teapot that’s likely to look just as fashionable twenty years from now as it did 70 years ago when it was first designed.

Dimensions: 15cm tall x 15 cm in diameter

Price: R130

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