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Coronation Beaker – SOLD

11 Nov

Foley China coronation beaker

Foley China coronation beaker

I think that this is probably one of the most attractive coronation cups that I’ve come across! I love the fluted shape, and the fact that it’s china makes it so light and delicate! It’s also one of the oldest beakers that I’ve found – according to the date stamp it was produced around 1902, which ties in with the Foley China maker’s mark, which was used between 1892 and 1911. The wear around the rim of the beaker, and on the inside base, is also commiserate with its age – what isn’t however, is the black stamped number on the underside of the beaker – it looks decidedly modern? But I don’t think it is, I think it’s just a font that has a very modern feel to it – either that or it was added at a much later date for some reason. Regardless, it’s a beautifully made piece of china, that would look great holding your toothbrush and toothpaste (no disrespect to the ghosts of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra!).

Dimensions: 10cm tall x 7.5cm in diameter

Price: R110

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Old Foley Mustard Pot and Snack Dish – SOLD

9 Jan

Old Foley mustard pot & snack dish

Old Foley mustard pot & snack dish

I love the blue glaze on this Old Foley duo – it’s just the most lovely colour! And the red and white flowers offset it so beautifully. Old Foley is an English pottery house, but the style of this design reminds me of something that you might see in Japanese ceramics, which was clearly the inspiration – the pattern name is ‘Oriental Prunus‘. The shape is called Capri, and from what I’ve read online seems to date to the 1950s. I’m not 100% certain, but I think the little pot is intended for mustard, but you could also use it for jam, toothpicks – anything really!

A most delightful set that deserves to be appreciated.

Note: there is some wear to the rim of the dish and the pot (see pics under ‘more’)

Dimensions: Mustard pot – 6.5cm tall x 7cm long x 5cm wide; Dish – 19cm long x 13cm wide

Price: R165 for the set

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Old Foley Cake Plate – SOLD

4 Nov

Old Foley cake plate

Old Foley cake plate

With the cupcake revolution that we’ve seen over the past few years these old fashioned cake plates have been given a bit of a second chance at life – and rightly so because some of them really are quite special! This version from Old Foley is a great example with the most delightful hand-painted stippled decoration,  and the most lovely and descriptive pattern name – Moonglow! The metal handle is slightly tarnished, but not terribly so, and there’s some wear to the gold rim, but otherwise the plate’s in pretty decent nick.

A beautifully nostalgic plate that’s just crying out for some delicious cupcakes!

Dimensions: 27cm in diameter x 13cm tall

Price: R140

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Old Foley Cruet Set – SOLD

1 Nov

Old Foley cruet set

Old Foley cruet set

I’m not sure how practical a cruet set is these days? I think most people probably use disposable grinders for their salt and pepper, and mustard isn’t nearly as much of a staple as it obviously used to be! Plus the stoppers that seal these S&P pots are quite brittle and I’m a bit concerned that they might break with regular use. So after such a good sell who wants to buy this lovely set?! (I’m just being cheeky!)

It’s very unusual to find these sets intact and as a result they can sell for a fair bit, plus if you look after it well I think that it might just survive a bit of use. And it is a very sweet pattern, and it does have some good age to it, and it is all complete – so at the end of the day there are some pluses!

Dimensions: S&P shakers – 7.5cm tall x 3.5cm in diameter;  Mustard pot – 4cm tall x 4.5cm in diameter; Stand – 12.5cm in diameter

Price: R120 for the set

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Old Foley Pot Plant – SOLD

2 Oct

Old Foley Yellow Roses pot plant

Old Foley Yellow Roses pot plant

I know that it’s a lot to pay for a pot plant, but this 1950s Old Foley pot is a very special pot plant indeed – at least in my opinion! I love the blue glaze on the inside of the pot, andthe way that it contrasts with the terribly kitsch yellow roses – just beautiful! There’re some minor scratches to the print and some small marks on the base of the pot, but on the whole it’s in excellent condition! An unusual piece that you’re unlikely to see again anytime soon.

Dimensions: 14cm tall x 16cm in diameter (at its widest)

Price: R220

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Retro Old Foley Vase – SOLD

29 May

Retro James Kent Old Foley vase

Retro James Kent Old Foley vase

I probably paid way too much for this Old Foley vase, but sometimes you just have to have something, regardless of the price! So while I’m not going to get rich off this piece, I get to be proud of showing it off on my blog (it’s a strange type of joy!). It was the turquoise glaze that attracted me to the piece, but really every part of the design speaks to me. I love the unusual shape (which probably makes it a rather difficult vase to use!), and the textured band gives it that great retro feel. Plus it’s in great nick, which is always nice. I have a similar shaped vase at home that we keep a collection of air plants in and it looks quite striking, so although it’s not the ideal vase it will make a great planter or an eye catching display piece.

Dimensions: 20cm in diameter x 10cm tall

Price: R160

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