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Trio of Meakin Jugs – SOLD

27 Jan

Trio of J&G Meakin jugs

Trio of J&G Meakin jugs

I was so lucky to find this set of J&G Meakin jugs! I bought two of them from a lovely elderly lady in Durban North, and the very next day found the matching smaller jug in Morningside – what are the chances?! The medium sized jug has a bit of wear to the base, and a small patch on the arm of the jug is missing a spot of blue glaze – a mishap during the manufacturing process, but nothing too serious. Given their age, I think they’re doing pretty well – the plain blue pattern ‘Celeste‘ (which is a bit darker than it appears in the photos) was first introduced in 1940, which makes these jugs as old as 75 years!

Note: The jugs aren’t ginormous, so please pay attention to the dimensions below.

Dimensions & Prices:

  • Large jug – R130; 13cm tall x 11cm in diameter
  • Medium jug – R100;¬†11cm tall x 9.5cm in diameter
  • Small jug – R90; 10.5cm tall x 9cm in diameter¬†/
  • R290 for the set

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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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Vintage Waffle Machine – SOLD

2 Dec

Vintage Neumarker waffle machine

Vintage Neumarker waffle machine

I think this has to be the coolest waffle maker that I’ve ever come across! Manufactured by Neumarker (who still make waffle irons today!), I think that it dates to the late 1940s/early 1950s, so for its years it’s not doing too badly at all! We’ve spent hours cleaning it, but it still has some obvious signs of wear, particularly on the inside of the machine where it’s difficult to clean all the crevices. That being said, it’s a super handsome waffle maker – how could anyone resist a waffle in the shape of a heart?!

A beautiful piece of vintage kitchenalia that promises to deliver the most delightful treats!

Note: These machines can sell for as much as $120 with a stove-top version selling for a whopping $160!

Dimensions: 20cm in diameter x 12cm tall

Price: R420

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Ceramic Mixing Bowl – SOLD

17 Oct

Vintage Japanese mixing bowl

Vintage Japanese mixing bowl

This is a very plain mixing bowl, and to be honest as nice as it is I might not have bought it were it not for the interesting maker’s stamp, which reads “Made in Occupied Japan”. The occupation of Japan began in August 1945 and ended in April 1952, so it’s fairly easy to date this bowl. Because of the war the Japanese weren’t that popular with America and part of their export agreement was that items being produced for export were to be stamped ‘Made in Occupied Japan’. Because of the cost of re-tooling some factories continued to use the stamps until around 1955, but by then most of them had done away with it.

So you’re looking at a bowl that’s around 60 years old, which explains the wear and tear you see, although it’s still completely functional. Also while it’s very simply designed, the look appeals to me – it looks like exactly what it is, a hard wearing mixing bowl made to be put to work!

Dimensions: 22cm in diameter x 11.5cm tall

Price: R120

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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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Pair of Small Blue Vases – SOLD

19 Jun

Pair of small blue vintage vases

Pair of small blue vintage vases

Looking at the style of these vases, and the type of glass that they’re made from, I’d guess that they date to sometime between 1930 and the mid ’40s and are what’s commonly referred to as ‘depression glass’. During the economic depression of the 1930s companies offered cheap glass as a giveaway to incentivise customers to buy their goods – mass produced, coloured glass was given away with everything from breakfast cereals to movie tickets! But even though cheaply produced, depression-era glass has become highly sought after, especially in the American market, where most of it was made. This pair of vases is a lovely example of this type of glass, and are both in excellent condition for their years. Although quite small, the blue glass makes them lovely to look at and the fact that there’s a pair of them is an added bonus!

Dimensions: Each vase measures 15cm tall x 7.5cm in diameter

Price: R65 each

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