BODA decanter

BODA decanter, 1971BODA decanter
made in Sweden 1971

We’ve all heard of Kosta Boda, the famous Swedish glass manufacturer that is now very collectable. This decanter was made by BODA, which only became part of the Afors group in 1971. In 1976 the brand became Kosta Boda – which dates this decanter to between 1971 and 1976.

The decanter is made of a sienna-coloured glass, with transparent glass handle. It has its original label intact:

BODA
Afors Bruk
SWEDEN

[I couldn’t replicate the 70s font here – zoom in for a fantastic look at that label!]

This is one for the serious collectors. The decanter is in fabulous vintage condition, with no issues whatsoever. It has an off-centre pontil mark. And did I mention it has its label intact?

The BODA decanter is for sale: $AU95

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retro iittala

iittala Ultima Thule creamer & sugar bowliittala Ultima Thule
made in Finland 1968

This is a sugar bowl & creamer in the Ultima Thule series, designed by Tapio Wirkkala for iittala in 1968.

The asymmetrical glass bubbles and feet form an ‘icy effect’- to ‘imitate the nature of the northern icy terrain of Scandinavia’…according to the designer. The unique texture of the glass was created by pouring molten glass into a timber mould and allowing the heat of the glass to burn into the mould.

Ultima Thule contributed to iittala’s international reputation as a world class glass foundry in the late 60s – this design ‘crystallizes the distinct expressive power of Finnish glass’- according to www.desingquest.biz

iittala is now hugely collectible and the sugar bowl and creamer are for sale: start your retro iittala collection today! $AUD75

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Funky 70s glassware

Luminarc wineglasses & Anchor Hocking cake standAnchor Hocking pedestal cake stand, made in U.S.A, 1972
Luminarc ‘Cavalier’ wine glasses, made in France, c.1970s

Here we have two lovely glass sets- made in different parts of the world, but hailing from the same vintage. And while the cake stand is quite ornately moulded and the glasses a plainer, funkier shape I think the colours and forms work well together.

The glasses are ‘Cavalier’ shaped, in Van Dkye brown ~while the cake stand is of the ‘Fairfield’ pattern – in Avocado green. It seems that pattern names and 70s colours were always ascribed to glass products of the 70s! And who doesn’t remember Van Dkye brown [it was everywhere in the 70s!]

I particularly like the way the ‘barrel’ shaped glass cup contrasts with the rounded clear glass stems on the glasses. So much of the glassware in the 60s had this form – but it took for the 70s to exaggerate it as far as it would/could go.

And just imagine a Pineapple Upside-down Cake on that pedestal stand! Retro heaven!

The set of six glasses are in excellent condition, and look fabulous- whether on displayed on open shelves, or on the dinner table.  For sale: $AUD75

The Avocado green pedestal cake stand is also in excellent condition; for sale : $AUD85

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70s funky glassware

Luminarc wineglasses & Anchor Hocking cake standAnchor Hocking pedestal cake stand, made in U.S.A, 1972
Luminarc ‘Cavalier’ wine glasses, made in France, c.1970s

Here we have two lovely glass sets- made in different parts of the world, but hailing from the same vintage. And while the cake stand is quite ornately moulded and the glasses a plainer, funkier shape I think the colours and forms work well together.

The glasses are ‘Cavalier’ shaped, in Van Dkye brown ~while the cake stand is of the ‘Fairfield’ pattern – in Avocado green. It seems that pattern names and 70s colours were always ascribed to glass products of the 70s! And who doesn’t remember Van Dkye brown [it was everywhere in the 70s!]

I particularly like the way the ‘barrel’ shaped glass cup contrasts with the rounded clear glass stems on the glasses. So much of the glassware in the 60s had this form – but it took for the 70s to exaggerate it as far as it would/could go.

And just imagine a Pineapple Upside-down Cake on that pedestal stand! Retro heaven!

The set of six glasses are in excellent condition, and look fabulous- whether on displayed on open shelves, or on the dinner table.  For sale: $AUD75

The Avocado green pedestal cake stand is also in excellent condition; for sale : $AUD85

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Crown Corning Juice Set

Crown Corning Juice setCrown Corning Juice set
made in USA 1968-1972

Who doesn’t remember drinking orange juice from a Pyrex glass jug with this distinctive oranges and lemons motif?  That motif was ubiquitous in the late 60s and early 70s – worldwide. Even in Australia!

This set comes fresh out of its box- a jug and 6 matching glasses. Never been used, but desperate to be. A card in the box advertises: “A gift to you from Corning Ware” in a lovely retro font. The jug has a funky angled lid and the glasses have uneven glass bases- a sure sign of  hand-blown glass. A must for the aspiring hipster!

For sale: $AUD90

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