Vintage Decanter and Glasses

5 Mar

Venetian decanter with modern tumblers

Venetian decanter with modern tumblers

These small amethyst glass tumblers don’t belong to the decanter (which presumably is much older), but the colour matched so well that it just made sense to offer them for sale together! Plus I like the combination of the old and new, the ornate and the overly plain – the decanter makes the glasses a bit more interesting, and the glasses show off the detail in the decanter – which I have to say, is really quite beautiful! I think that the decanter is most likely Venetian, although I can’t say for certain – it certainly does look like a lot of other Venetian glass that I’ve seen, but you never know!

Note: Both the glasses and the decanter are in excellent condition, with only very minor signs of wear to the silver

Dimensions: Decanter – 29cm tall x 9cm in diameter; Glasses – 9cm tall x 6cm in diameter

Prices:

  • Decanter – R260;
  • Glasses – R80 for the set of 6 / OR
  • R320 for the decanter & the glasses

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Midwinter Casserole Dish

5 Mar

Midwinter 'Mayfield' casserole dish

Midwinter ‘Mayfield’ casserole dish

This is from the same 1960s Midwinter dinner service as the plates and bowls that we featured earlier this week. It’s also in great nick for its years, with the only real wear being to the silver rim that runs around the circumference of the bowl. The colours are quite conservative, but again the pattern is so lovely, and I really like the simplicity of the shape.

An attractive dish that would be great for serving veggies.

Dimensions: 22.5cm in diameter x 12cm tall (with lid on)

Price: R150

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Milk Glass Tea Set – SOLD

4 Mar

Part milk glass tea set

Part milk glass tea set

This is one of the most lovely tea sets that I’ve seen in a while (and we’ve had some really special tea sets for sale lately!). I love the translucent nature of the milk glass, which has a fineness to it that you don’t see very often. I think the fluted design also helps to show off the glass, and the gold trim (which is in excellent condition!) finishes the look off perfectly. Sadly there’s no teapot, and only two cake plates, but the pieces that have survived are in fantastic nick. Bar a few slight manufacturing defects, this set is in absolutely mint condition!

Dimensions: Teacups – 6.5cm tall x 9cm in diameter; Saucers – 15cm in diameter; Cake plates – 21cm in diameter; Milk jug – 9cm tall x 7.5cm in diameter; Sugar bowl – 8.5cm tall x 8.5cm in diameter

Price: R270 for the set (16 pieces in total)

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Enamel Dish with Lid – SOLD

4 Mar

Enamel bowl with lid

Enamel bowl with lid

I bought this lovely enamel dish as part of a lot at a collectibles auction. There were some lovely bits of enamel in the collection, but this was definitely the piece that caught my eye! It’s somewhat of a naive bowl, but that’s half the appeal! I love the bold colours of the pattern, and if you run your hands along the lid you can feel that the pattern is slightly raised (always a nice touch!).

A lovely piece of enamelware that would make a wonderful addition to somebody’s collection.

Note: There’s some minor wear to the lid and the handles, but nothing too serious.

Dimensions: 12cm tall (with lid on) x 21cm in diameter

Price: R140

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Westclox Alarm Clock – SOLD

4 Mar

Westclox alarm clock

Westclox alarm clock

This vintage Westclox alarm clock has everything going for it – it’s minty green colour, classic convex glass, little art deco feet, and those hands, how great are those hands?! Plus it keeps perfect time! We ran it for a day and a night and it didn’t lose a single minute. Even the alarm function still works! There’s some wear to the paintwork and a stain on the clock face (see pics under ‘more’), but I think that’s to be expected given its age. We’ve also changed the cord which was a bit too short to be practical, but otherwise this little clock is in pretty decent shape.

A wonderful piece of art deco design that will look fabulous sitting on your desk or bedside table.

Dimensions: 12cm tall x 12cm wide x 4.5cm deep

Price: R280

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Small Enamel Roasting Dish – SOLD

4 Mar

Small enamel roasting dish

Small enamel roasting dish

I don’t think that this enamel roasting dish has any age to it really – it’s in too good a nick, with absolutely no signs of wear, plus the enamel is much lighter than the older enamel pieces generally are. But, as I said, it’s in mint condition, which definitely counts for something, plus it’s a really attractive piece of kitchenware – and at just over R100 you can’t really go too wrong!

Dimensions: 27cm long x 20cm wide x 14cm tall

Price: R125

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