Wiltshire ‘Burgundy’ coffee & tea set

Wilshire 'Burgundy' coffee & tea set [Australia, 1972]Wiltshire ‘Burgundy’ tea & coffee set
made in Australia 1972

This great retro set of coffee pot, teapot, creamer and serving tray has a funky shape, satin finish to the 18/8 stainless steel and a fantastic embossed pattern. It was produced in 1972, and the Burgundy pattern extended to serving ware too: sugar bowl, sauce boat, salad bowl & servers, salt and pepper shakers and cutlery.

I have collected the matching cutlery too. I am a sucker for good Australian design! [For evidence, see blog posts below.]

In researching the history of the Wiltshire ‘Burgundy’ I came across an original advertisement for it in the Sydney Morning Herald– this was the must have service of the 70s. Anecdotally, everyone I speak to remembers this set being in their beach shack- it has a ‘holiday house’ vibe.

BUT- the best part of this collecting story: this tea & coffee set came from an order of Nuns who donated it to the second-hand shop I bought it from: apparently they hadn’t used it since it was given them in the 70s and had decided- forty years later- to clear their cupboards. I love the idea of Nuns being given funky 70s stainless steel and deciding instead to go with their English china.

The Burgundy tea and coffee set is for sale: $AU105
The Burgundy cutlery is also in superb condition- it doesn’t look like it’s been used; and it’s for sale: $AUD75 [place setting for 6; 18 pieces.]

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Retro Wiltshire cutlery & bar set

Retro Wiltshire barwareRetro Wiltshire barware
made in Australia c.1960s

Wiltshire is famous for its stainless steel cutlery; in this set the steak knives are joined by that famous 60s Australian invention – the Splayd. Half spoon, half fork, this utensil can do it all!

The knives and Splayd set for four is joined by a bar set- jigger measure, beer opener, bottle opener, corkscrew,  a cake slicer [complete with serrated edge] and pickle and horderves servers. All complemented by teak timber handles and using 18/10 grade stainless steel.

This set would surely complement the retro barware below, and is for sale: $AUD140

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