(ends 29 Apr 2013 19:13:13 BST)
We’ve just spied this beautiful vintage Stavangerflint plate on the web. It was hand painted by Inger Waage in the 1950s/60s. These female faces always make me think of Cleopatra or Spanish señoritas – it must be their huge almond-shaped eyes and big hooped earrings!
She’s currently up for sale on eBay for charity in support of Age UK South Lakeland*
*Age UK South Lakeland offers help and support to older people living in the rural community of South Lakeland, enabling them to retain their independence and choice. We have a commitment to volunteering and campaigning and providing services to all people aged over 50.
Figgjo Flint is a Norwegian pottery company still producing today.
Our favourites of theirs are the folk art and landscape-inspired designs of the 1950s & 60s – ranges such as Lotte, Daisy, Sicilia and Market.
Tor Viking pattern egg cup and plate border detail
They incorporated mythical creatures, whimsical figures and stylised flowers.
Sicilia pattern plates
The motifs were used to decorate tableware, kitchen equipment and decorative objects such as bowls and wall plaques.
Pair of pottery sauce/milk pans
Detail of wall plaque designed by Rolf Frøyland
Daisy pattern tray (left) Berry and leaf patterned butter dish (right)
Various mergers have taken place under the Figgjo umbrella, significant amongst these was with Stavangerflint in 1968.
Stavangerflint June coffee set
For more of a detailed history visit the Figgjo AS website.
Lots of our Flickr friends have lovely examples of this distinctive pottery. Have a look at them here.
What makes that perfect coffee break? Well designed machines to brew it in…
Striking pots to serve it from…
Beautiful cups to drink it out of…
And not forgetting… cosies to keep it warm!
Coffee time @ H is for Home