I bought this Alfred Meakin coffee set from the same home as those fabulous retro placemats we sold a little while back – it was a bit like stepping back in time with real fur stoles (which I passed on!) and crocodile skin handbags – a granny stash to be envious of! The coffee set was in a little worse nick than the rest of the items though, with two of the cups & saucers missing and quite a bit of wear to the gold trim, but all of the pieces that remain are chip-free, and still quite beautiful. Plus when you consider that the maker’s mark dates the set to some time around 1945, then it’s not doing too badly at all!
Dimensions: Coffee pot – 17cm tall x 10cm in diameter; Milk jug – 6.5cm tall x 8cm in diameter; Sugar bowl – 4cm tall x 8.5cm cm in diameter ; Cups – 5cm tall x 6.5cm in diameter; Saucers – 12cm in diameter
Price: R240 for the set
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