Charity Vintage: Stavangerflint plate

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Stavangerflint plate designed by Inger Waage with a handpainted face of a woman for sale on eBay for Charity in support of Age UK South Lakeland
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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.

F is for… Figgjo

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vintage Figgjo Flint milk and sugar set

Figgjo Flint is a Norwegian pottery company still producing today.

detail of pattern on vintage milk and sugar set

Our favourites of theirs are the folk art and landscape-inspired designs of the 1950s & 60s – ranges such as Lotte, Daisy, Sicilia and Market.

vintage Figgjo Turi egg cup vintage Figgjo Turi plate detail
Tor Viking
pattern egg cup and plate border detail

They incorporated mythical creatures, whimsical figures and stylised flowers.

vintage Figgo Flint 'Sicilia' folk decorated plate vintage Figgo Flint 'Sicilia' folk decorated plates
Sicilia
pattern plates

The motifs were used to decorate tableware, kitchen equipment and decorative objects such as bowls and wall plaques.

vintage Fijjo pottery saucepan vintage Fijjo pottery saucepan
Pair of pottery sauce/milk pans

vintage Figgjo wall plaque featuring Vikings by Rolf FrøylandDetail of wall plaque designed by Rolf Frøyland

vintage 'Daisy' tray by Figgjo Flint vintage 'Berry' butter dish by Figgjo Flint
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.

vintage Stavangerflint 'June' coffee setStavangerflint 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.

C is for… Coffee

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Vintage espresso maker, pottery cup and chocolate bar | H is for Home

What makes that perfect coffee break? Well designed machines to brew it in…

Vintage orange Rowenta coffee machine Vintage orange Rowenta coffee machine

Striking pots to serve it from…

group of vintage pottery coffee pots

Vintage Denby Arabesque coffee pot Vintage Pontessa coffee pot Vintage Meakin Aztec coffee pot

Beautiful cups to drink it out of…

group of hand thrown pottery mugs

Vintage Thomas porcelain trio Vintage Staffordshire trio

Vintage Hornsea Bronte trio Vintage Stavangarflint June trio

Vintage Elizabethan Portobello cup and saucer Vintage Studio Meakin cup and saucer

And not forgetting… cosies to keep it warm!

collection of hand knitted mug cosies

hand knitted mug cosy hand knitted mug cosy

Coffee time @ H is for Home