Posts Tagged ‘pottery’

Charity Vintage: Rörstrand Granada dish

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

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small vintage Rorstrand Granada lidded dish for sale by Teesside Hospice Care Foundation on eBay for Charity (ends 16 Jul, 2014 19:06:07 BST)

If we didn’t already have this cute little Rörstrand Granada dish we’d be bidding on it ourselves to add to our vintage Scandinavian pottery collection! It’s being sold on eBay for Charity by Teesside Hospice Care Foundation.

The Granada pattern was designed by Marianne Westman for Rörstrand of Sweden in the 1950s. It’s a very popular pattern and can be found on all manner of pottery items including oven & tableware, tea services, butter dishes. She also designed other patterns for them including Picknick, Frisco, Pomona, My Garden and the recently reissued Mon Amie.

*Teesside Hospice based in Linthorpe, Middlesbrough, was established in 1982 to enhance the lives of local people suffering from advanced cancer and other life limiting illnesses. They care for over 3,000 individuals in the Teesside region and all services are free of charge. Their annual running costs are £2.2million and they receive in the region of one third of these costs from the local NHS and must therefore raise approximately £4,600 each and every day of the year from their own resources.


Grandad mug

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

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green vintage Grandad mug

We spotted this vintage Grandad mug amongst a sea of crockery today. It dates from the 1960s/70s and is very reminiscent of something John Clappison might have designed for Hornsea Pottery. It actually originates from Japan and we’ve seen other pieces from this company – soup bowls etc. We love the graphic interlocking typeface pattern and the soft green colour too.

green vintage Grandad mug

It’s big enough for a nice cup of tea or milky coffee. Have you got a special Grandpa that deserves a treat? Or someone who’s old before their time and might suit the ironic Grandfather reference?

Charity Vintage: Dolly Days coffee set

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

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Dolly Days coffee set for sale on eBay for Charity by & in support of Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice(ends 18 May, 2014 21:06:47 BST)

We’ve been lucky enough to have had a couple of these Dolly Days coffee sets since we’ve been trading. We picked up the first one in a charity shop in Bexhill-on-Sea about 8 years ago – before we even had a shop! We sold it in 2008 to a lovely lady who bought it as a present. Here’s the lovely story she told us:

It was the first set that my grandparents bought when they got married, unfortunately over time, many pieces have been broken so I am buying this set (which is the only one I have found) as a 50th wedding anniversary gift for them.

This Dolly Days set is being sold on eBay for Charity by & on behalf of Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice*. The starting bid is £49.99 and surprisingly there’ve been no bids yet. Dolly Days was manufactured by Hostess Tableware in 1960s. The pattern designed by John Russell, who was also designed the Black Velvet range.

*The Hospice provides specialist palliative care to those suffering with a life threatening illness via in-patient support, day care, various clinics including Lymphodema and breathlessness along with bereavement support, at no charge to the patient or carers.



Charity Vintage: Hornsea Muramic

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

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Three Hornsea Muramic wall plaques for sale by & on behalf of British Heart Foundation(earliest listing ends 5 May, 2014 20:23:17 BST)

The British Heart Foundation* is currently auctioning four vintage framed Hornsea Muramic wall plaques. A stylised pheasant, two dove-like birds and a woman. They were all designed by John Clappison for Hornsea Pottery in the 1970s. They don’t come up for sale that often – the last girl sold for £98 and the last two pheasants went for £75 and £112. None of them are anywhere near those prices at the moment. Bid on the lot and you’ve got yourself an instant collection!

*British Heart Foundation is the nation’s heart charity. They help save lives with information, patient care and pioneering research. With your support, they’re beating heart disease for good.




Charity Vintage: J & G Meakin Galaxy dinner service

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

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J & G Meakin Galaxy dinner service for sale by and in support of the British Heart Foundation(ends 30 Apr, 2014 19:43:51 BST)

This complete J & G Meakin Galaxy dinner service is currently up for sale by & on behalf of The British Heart Foundation*. It’s not listed as Galaxy, so perhaps not that many people have discovered it.

The Galaxy pattern was designed by Jessie Tait in 1973, one of the many popular ranges she produced. If you’re interested in finding out more about Tait and J & G Meakin, we highly recommend J and G Meakin Pottery: History in the Making by Chris Marks. You can also see many more of her designs on Flickr.

*British Heart Foundation is the nation’s heart charity. They help save lives with information, patient care and pioneering research. With your support, they’re beating heart disease for good.