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Pyrex Double Boiler – SOLD

10 Nov

Pyrex double boiler

Pyrex double boiler

The people who were selling this pyrex double boiler thought that it was two separate pots, and had priced them individually. I think they were somewhat disappointed when I told them that they couldn’t sell them separately – I, on the other hand, was delighted! It’s pretty hard to find these double boilers! The pots are both in perfect condition, with very little wear to either the glass or the metal, but the tiny metal triangle that allows you to use the pots on an electric stove is missing (as is so often the case), so they can only really be used on gas. At least you’ll still be able to make that great chocolate sauce when Eskom turn your lights off for the night!

Dimensions: 21cm tall x 17cm in diameter

Price: R265

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Opalex Dinner Service – SOLD

7 Nov

Opalex dinner service

Opalex dinner service

I think this might be the first time that I’ve come across a complete pyrex dinner service! I was pretty excited when I spotted it, and judging by how well wrapped it was in its box, I know that it was a well loved set – and well used! The gold along the rim of the plates has all but worn away, in fact it’s completely missing from the cereal bowls – although I’m not so sure that that’s a bad thing? It would a take a bit of elbow grease, but you could probably get rid of the rest of the gold – I think they’d maybe look a bit neater if they were just plain white. But I think they look great even as they stand, and they’re pretty unusual, which in my books makes them that much more interesting! Plus (for my final selling point!) they’re pretty hardy, so would be ideal for families with kids!

Dimensions: Dinner plates – 25cm in diameter; Salad plates – 21.5cm in diameter; Side plates – 16.5cm in diameter; Bowls – 4cm deep x 16cm in diameter

Price: R280 for the set (24 pieces)

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Pyrex Cups and Saucers – SOLD

5 Nov

Vintage Opalex cups & saucers

Vintage Opalex cups & saucers

I’ve called these cups ‘pyrex’, but technically that’s not really correct. Pyrex is a brand name, but is often used to refer to all different sorts of toughened glass. While Opalex looks a lot like pyrex, it has a slightly more translucent quality to it, and I assume goes through a different (although probably very similar) manufacturing process. But really who cares about the technicalities, what we should be focusing on is how great this set is! Not only is it in excellent condition, with a lovely pattern, but the cups are also a decent size which means that you can have a proper cup of tea in them! Very important if you’re serious about your tea (I’m talking to you Helen and Bridget McNulty!).

Dimensions: Cups – 7cm tall x 8.5cm in diameter; Saucers – 14cm in diameter

Price: R130

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Pyrex Casserole Dish – SOLD

4 Nov

Pyrex casserole dish

Pyrex casserole dish

There’s nothing fancy about this pyrex casserole dish (there’s not even a maker’s mark!), but I really like the simplicity of the shape and the fact that it’s all white. It actually reminds me a lot of the Noritake casserole dish that we sold a little while back, although obviously the Noritake version is much better finished!

A nice simple dish, in reasonably good condition. There are a few marks here and there, but they don’t detract too much from the dish.

Dimensions: 22cm in diameter x 10cm tall (with lid on)

Price: R95

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Large Fire-King Batter Jug – SOLD

14 Oct

Fire-King pyrex mixing jug

Fire-King pyrex mixing jug

I’ve always loved these over-sized 1950s Fire-King pyrex jugs! I have to say, I love the jade version even more, but I definitely wasn’t going to turn my nose up at a plain white version, especially given how seldom they come up for sale! I love how large they are – they make for a smallish bowl, but a really large jug (if you know what I mean?). This version is in pretty decent nick, with only a few marks here and there – for its age I think it’s nice and clean.

A great accessory for any aspiring cooks out there. This would make the perfect pancake bowl – just mix and pour!

Dimensions: 19.5cm in diameter (at its widest) x 10cm tall

Price: R120

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Small Pyrex Dish with Lid – SOLD

7 Oct

Vintage pyrex bowl

Vintage pyrex bowl

There’s no maker’s mark on this small pyrex bowl, so it’s probably of the cheap and cheerful variety, but it’s such a sweet shape and I love that brightly colored floral pattern! Plus it’s a clever little design with the lid doubling as a second dish, and it’s in pretty good nick for its years. A simple, but utterly delightful bowl that I suspect will be surprisingly handy around the kitchen.

Dimensions: 16cm in diameter x 12cm tall (with lid on)

Price: R85

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