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In with the old: the lure of vintage cutlery and kitchenware


In with the old: the lure of vintage cutlery and kitchenware

POSTED BY administrator on Jan 25 under Kitchenware

In with the old: the lure of vintage cutlery and kitchenware
News from The Guardian:

Like most people, I wish I was rich, and perhaps never more so than when browsing a Christie’s catalogue for an auction called The Art of Food and Drink. So many things I long to own! But alas, I am broke. By the time you read this, then, I will definitely not be in possession of an English 1920s fitted picnic hamper complete with a kettle on a spirit burner stand (the estimate was £2,000-£3,000), nor, alas, of a French wrought-iron and brass boulangerie rack dating from 1900 (with scrolled decorative mounts and a matching baguette trolley, this was a likely snip, again at £2,000-£3,000). I will also have passed on a set of seven Victorian copper jelly moulds (£2,500-£3,000), and on a butcher’s shop display that includes an iron steelyard with a brass weight and three carved wooden hams (£800-£1,200). Most vexing of all, someone else will be the proud new owner of four Piero Fornasetti “whimsical recipe” ceramic plates made for the Fleming Joffe Company in the 1970s (£800-£1,200). This is too bad: I did so love the look of the one featuring “iguana and chicken breasts”.

Granted, this catalogue, with its emphasis on provenance a…………… continues on The Guardian

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