Wood's Ware Beryl Jasmine Iris Green Yellow & Blue Utility China Tea and Dinner Service Pieces
Iconic Wood’s Ware Beryl, Jasmine & Iris pieces
A selection of Wood’s mint green, pale lemon and china blue pastel utility ware from their Beryl, Jasmine and Iris ranges, manufactured in the years of austerity after World War II, when pigments were in short supply, and lavish decoration and coloured patterns were prohibited for being unnecessarily frivolous and therefore unpatriotic!
Each piece features the distinctive art deco shape and restrained three-ring incised band of decoration so iconic in the Post-War years, and brings back warm memories of British church and village halls, afternoon teas, school fetes and Grandma's kitchen. These colours tone so beautifully and look fabulous displayed together, they will brighten any kitchen. You can also mix and match with any other utility ware range.
Teapots come in 4 sizes, which I call tiny, small, medium and large, see photo 1. The large holds 2 (UK) pints of tea. Teacups are 7cm (2.75") tall, and 8.75cm (3.375") in diameter at the rim. The volume is approx 160ml (just over a quarter of a UK pint) for an almost-full cup.
These are British volume measures, so I apologise if you are overseas! If you are in the States, a 160ml teacup is just under three quarters of a U.S. cup, or just over a third of a U.S. pint.
Items are for individual sale as follows - select from the dropdown menu to purchase.
SOLD OUT Beryl teapot, small (1 UK pint capacity, height 11cm) £75
Beryl tea cup (27 available) £6 each
Beryl tea saucer (79 available) £4 each
Beryl tea plate (37 available) £8 each
Beryl coffee pot 20cm tall £40
SOLD OUT Beryl small coffee pot (or hot water pot) 17cm tall £35
SOLD OUT Beryl tiny curvy coffee pot £75
Beryl tiny coffee/espresso cup 6cm tall (6 available) £8 each
Beryl tiny coffee/espresso saucer 11.75cm (8 available) £4 each
Beryl large shallow bowl 19.5cm (6 available) £8 each
Beryl small rimmed cereal/fruit bowl (10 available) £8 each
Beryl rimmed cereal bowl 16.25cm (7 available) £8 each
Beryl rimless cereal bowl 16.5cm diameter (18 available) £8 each
Beryl milk jug, large (3 available) £24 each
Beryl milk jug, medium (2 available) £18 each
Beryl milk jug, small (1 available) £12 each
Beryl open sugar bowl 11.75cm/4.675" diameter £12
Beryl rimmed soup bowl 23cm/9" diameter (3 available) £10 each
Beryl lidded tureen 26cm across/12cm tall (1 available) £24
Beryl dinner plate 25cm (4 available) £10 each
Beryl lugged serving/cake plate 25cm (2 available) £10
Beryl small lugged bowl (1 available) £8
Beryl salad plate 22.5cm/8.75" (1 available) £8 each
SOLD OUT Beryl dessert plate 20cm/8" £8 each
SOLD OUT Beryl gravy boat £15
Beryl oval serving platter 11" (1 available) £15
Beryl oval serving platter 12" (1 available) £16
Beryl oval serving platter 14" (1 available) £18
SOLD OUT Jasmine teapot, large
SOLD OUT Jasmine breakfast cup, largest cup 3" tall, 3.875" diameter at rim, 8oz capacity (1 available) £12
Jasmine breakfast saucer, largest saucer 6" diameter (1 available) £6
Jasmine teacup (8 available) £6 each
Jasmine tea saucer (8 available) £4 each
SOLD OUT Jasmine small milk jug, curvy shape £12
Jasmine tea plate, 17cm £8 each
Jasmine rimless cereal bowl 16.5cm diameter (4 available) £8 each
Jasmime dinner plate 25cm (4 available) £10 each
SOLD OUT Iris teapot, medium
SOLD OUT Iris RARE twin handled lidded sugar bowl
SOLD OUT Iris tea cup
Iris tea saucer (6 available) £4 each
SOLD OUT Iris teaplate, 17cm
SOLD OUT Iris milk jug, large, 12cm/4.75" tall
All pieces in good vintage condition - no chips, cracks or repairs. As these treasures are up to 70 years old, they may be well-used, and there may be some fine crazing in places, but all pieces are suitable for daily use. Various Woods Ware backstamps.
British made vintage items from Staffordshire.
UK shipping for a single item £3.50. I am always happy to mix and match colours and combine postage for multiple items to keep postage costs to a minimum, just drop me a message for a quotation. Similarly, if you'd like further photographs or have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.
My items are packed and shipped within 1 business day. I take great care with my packaging, which has been described by customers as 'impregnable' and 'apocalypse proof'! Will ship worldwide, message me for a quotation.
Alternatively buyers are very welcome to collect in person from my showroom in Melton Mowbray in the East Midlands in England, midway between the cities of Leicester & Nottingham, postcode LE14 4AJ.
I have a wealth of mid-century British china in stock in my warehouse, including other brands of utility ware from Johnson Bros, J&G Meakin, Grindley, Spode, Swinnertons and Midwinter - please do message me if you're looking for something in particular.
View my other mid-century treasures for sale in my Etsy shop ClutterfingersRetro by clicking here: https://www.clutterfingers.com
Shipping from United Kingdom
1-2 business days
Customs and import taxes
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Returns & Exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Just contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
- Items on sale
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.