Retro Kitchen finds...........
When the boys and I were in town last week we popped into a local op shop for quick look and on leaving I noticed a Retro Kitchen display in the window. There was an amazing orange pyrex bowl, but it had a huge chip on the rim so I decided to leave it. But I did come home with some fantastic Retro pottery.
First up are the Midwinter (1960s) Lidded tureen ($9) and soup bowl ($4). After researching the Midwinter mark on Google the design is Spanish Garden.
The second is a Japanese lidded tureen. I love the stylised Cherry Blossom lid. It is the first piece of Japanese pottery that I have bought and was only $3.
A bit of Midwinter History............
(Courtesy of Wikipedia)
The Midwinter Pottery was founded in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, in 1910 and had become one of England's largest potteries by the late 1930s with more than 700 employees.
In the 1950s, under the leadership of the director Roy Midwinter, the company became one of the leading innovators in British tableware production. A large part of this was due to the noted ceramicists and designers who worked for the pottery. The Midwinter Pottery was also an innovator in producing 'accessories' to their basic dinner services and tea sets.
In the 1960s, the Spanish Garden design, that was very successful on dinnerware and tea sets, adorned articles such as a bread bin and chopping board.
Many of the pieces produced by Midwinter in the 1950s and 1960s have become highly collectible, being typical of the styles of those eras.
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