Tag Archives: bakelite

Mid Century Era Bowling Ball Liqueur Set

17 Oct

Mid Century Bakelite decanter set shaped like a bowling ball with a figure bowling perched on the top of the ball.   Inside is a glass decanter with a bakelite push button for dispensing liqueur and six glasses fitting in a chrome insert in the bottom of the ball.

This item will be available only at the Ottawa Antique and Vintage Market November 4th and 5th, 2017 where I will have a large booth.  The Antique show will be held at the Carleton University Fieldhouse on Bronson Ave. in Ottawa, Ont.

Please visit their facebook site for more information.  https://www.facebook.com/OttawaAntiqueAndVintageMarket/

 

 

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Bakelite Owl Perfume Holder for Evening in Paris ca. 1930’s

9 Jul

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The owl is made of blue marblelized bakelite and is embossed on the back  ‘Bourjois London – Paris Reg’d no 825,003 – Made in England’

Stands about 4″ tall.  It is missing the bottle of Evening in Paris Perfume but it still has the cushioned insert where the bottle would have been.  Back is hinged and opens to reveal where  the perfume would be stored.  In good condition.

For sale at the Amonte Antique Market, 26 Mill St., Almonte ON.

Price: $45

Please NOTE: This is now SOLD!!

Art Deco Roanoid Bakelite Ashtrays ca. 1930’s

2 Jan

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These were truly a great find.  Found at an estate sale a couple of weeks ago and after some research found out that these were made by Roanoid Ltd of Birmingham England ca. 1935.  They are wonderfully art deco in design and made of Bakelite.  The  base is weighted to prevent tipping and  screws off to empty the ashes.  Sometimes called a ‘tennis ball’ ashtray partly due to the shape and the fact that they were initially designed for the Dunlop Rubber Co. as a sports promotion.   These are very rare and collectible.  You might find some with advertisement stickers on them which would add another facet to their collectibility.  The orangy marbled one is in perfect condition. The green one has a small hairline crack and a small chip on one of  the cigarette holders.

When I can part with them, they will be listed on ebay for sale.

Note: These have now been SOLD!!

1950’s General Electric Chrome Toaster and Fab Tray

27 Nov

More great finds from estate sales and the thrifts this week.  The General Electric toaster with black bakelite handles was grimy but in great condition and looks great after a couple of tedious hours cleaning the gunk out of the grooves in the bakelite handles and polishing up the chrome.  The floral tray is a Fab product and has a sticker on the back saying the following —– A “Fab” Product – “Fab” is for Fabric—–“Yes, the pattern that you see is actually a carefully chosen decorator’s fabric that has been sealed in a clear polyester composition. The surface is mark proof, stain and alcohol resistant, and can be easily cleaned with a damp cloth. Avoid rough handling – this product is quite durable but is not unbreakable. Exposure to excessive heat may cause warping.”
Handcrafted in Barrie, Canada by Hardy-Glenwood Products.

These trays were made in the early 70’s and came in various sizes and colours.

The red lazy Susan is probably a recently dated item that was made to look retro.  The sides are  chrome colour painted on plastic .  It would look great in a retro kitchen.

The small triangular dish was made in Germany and I think it would date to the  60’s.  The black metal fish was made in Israel.  The little painted black bowl is marked Cressi on the back.  The glasses are from Dominion Glass Co. Montreal Canada and date to the 50’s.

Note: Toaster and lazy Susan are SOLD!