Vintage Wall Masks – SOLD

21 Aug

Vintage Italian wall masks

Vintage Italian wall masks

They’re obviously not in the best nick, but they’re so sweet that I was happy to overlook the (dozen or so!) chips. Also their price is commiserate with their condition – in good nick these wall masks can sell for a small fortune, so if you can put up with a bit of a ‘vintage’ look then you can pocket the savings! I love the little Mexican outfits and the use of loads of colour means that they’ll brighten up a room nicely.

A great addition to a little boy or girl’s bedroom, or if like my sister you have a bit of a wall mask obsession, then why not add this pair to your collection!

Dimensions: Each mask measures approx. 17cm tall x 13cm wide x 5cm deep

Price: R130 for the pair

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John Maddock Coffee Pot – SOLD

21 Aug

John Maddock & Sons coffee pot

John Maddock & Sons coffee pot

This is probably one of the plainer coffee pots that I’ve had for sale on Mint, but I was attracted to it because of the ‘African Caterers’ logo, which for some reason I find really appealing! Plus it does have a bit of age to it – the John Maddock & Sons maker’s mark dates to sometime between 1945 and 1960, although I would think that it’s closer to the later years. It’s in reasonably good condition for its years, but there is some slight discolouration to the rim of the lid, and the underside of the coffee pot – nothing to really worry about though.

A handsome coffee pot, with an interesting bit of history to it. I’m not sure if African Caterers are still going or not, but wouldn’t it be great if it somehow landed back with somebody connected to them……

Dimensions: 14cm tall x 9cm in diameter

Price: R110

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Large Enamel Bowl – SOLD

21 Aug

Large enamel bowl

Large enamel bowl

This enamel bowl has taken a serious beating over the years! When we got it the base was pretty black – it almost looked like someone has used it on an open fire, but goodness knows why anyone would do that! It’s obviously got a bit of age to it, but the enamel’s not quite as heavy as you’d expect with an older piece of enamelware, so I would say that this dish would be better used as a display piece or as a seriously large salad bowl, as opposed to the water bowl that I normally suggest. I don’t think it’s quite the same, but my sister recently bought a very pretty enamel bowl from a trading store and it rusted right through when she filled it with water – which is why I’m now a bit wary!

A very attractive bowl, despite all it bumps and bruises! I’d still be very happy to have this bowl on display in my home!

Dimensions: 40cm in diameter x 11cm deep

Price: R140

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Johnson Bros Salad Bowl – SOLD

21 Aug

Retro Johnson Bros salad bowl

Retro Johnson Bros salad bowl

I don’t know where my mind was when I took the photos of this Johnson Bros salad bowl – the pics really don’t do the bowl any justice at all! I think the thing that I most like about it is how something that was designed in the region of 60 years ago can look so contemporary – a design that translates that well across generations is one worth noting. And I love the soft pastel glaze, and it’s name, Green Cloud - isn’t that just great? Plus it’s a really nice size, big enough for a decent-sized salad or pasta dish, and it’s in great condition. Really, there’s not much that I don’t like about this piece!

Dimensions: 28cm long x 26cm wide x 7cm tall (at its tallest)

Price: R120

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Kenwood Slicer and Grater – SOLD

20 Aug

Kenwood slicer & grater attachment

Kenwood slicer & grater attachment

This is the first time that I’ve ever sold a Kenwood attachment by itself, but it’s such an attractive accessory with that lovely Kenwood logo, and it seems to be in pretty good nick, so I thought why not! Plus I still have a Kenwood Chef for sale, so I thought it might be nice to combine the two – whoever buys the Kenwood Chef gets this slicer/grater thrown if for free – and at the discounted price of R600 for the lot! Not to get all home-shopper channel on you, but that’s a lot of Kenwood for your buck – the attachments* alone are worth more than that!

*The Kenwood Chef already comes with a cream maker and a mincer!

Dimensions: 20cm tall x 8cm wide x 15cm deep

Price:

  • Slicer/Grater attachment – R120/ OR
  • Kenwood Chef plus Slicer/Grater – R600

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Royal Kampen Camping Stove – SOLD

20 Aug

Royal Kampen camping stove

Royal Kampen camping stove

I know that this isn’t the most practical item – although I suppose you don’t get more ‘practical’ than camping gear – but how could I resist something this beautiful?! It really is so special! I can’t find much about them online, but from the little that I’ve read it seems that Royal Kampen were a Dutch company who produced camping stoves. I’m not sure if they also manufactured other items – the only reference I can find on the internet is this little stove and another four-burner graniteware stove?

Aside from the fact that it’s such a good looking little stove (isn’t that blue enamel just wonderful?), it also seems to be a really well made item – it even has a little glass peephole so you can keep an eye on the flame! And on top of all of that there’s the fact that it’s never been used before – not  once! Or if it has the previous owners took immaculate care of it – and replaced the wicks which are brand spanking new! It seems unlikely…..

The most lovely paraffin stove that I’ve ever laid eyes on! It seems a shame that it will only ever be used in the bush – perhaps whoever buys it can stage a glamorous camping session in their garden!

P.S. There’s a very similar stove on Ancientpoint that’s valued at $300!

Dimensions: 23cm tall x 25cm in diameter

Price: R350

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