Picquot ware

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Picquot ware set including milk jug, sugar bowl with lid, kettle and coffee pot.
Picquot ware set including milk jug, sugar bowl with lid, kettle and coffee pot.

Picquot ware is mid-century designed,[1] collectible[2][3] tableware made of a magnesium-aluminium alloy that they named 'Magnalium' [4][5] in production in the same Northampton factory ( Burrage & Boyd[6] ) from 1947 until 1980. The factory also made vacuum cleaners.

The handles of the teapots, coffee pots and kettles are made of sycamore.The pieces are mostly cast as a single piece, and the solid construction is efficient at retaining heat.

The dome style K3 kettle was designed in 1938[7] by Jean Picquot. The kettle was chosen for the “Britain Can Make It” Exhibition in London which ran at the V&A for 14 weeks in the autumn of 1946[8][6][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "— Mid-Century Finds". www.midcenturyfinds.co.uk. Retrieved 2021-11-03.
  2. ^ web-vitrine.be. "Galerie Pignolet". www.galeriepignolet.com (in French). Retrieved 2021-11-03.
  3. ^ "picquot+ware in past antique auctions | Denhams". denhams.com. Retrieved 2021-11-03.
  4. ^ "Picquot Ware". Scandiwegians. Retrieved 2021-11-03.
  5. ^ "1947/1948 "Newmaid" T6 Magnaillium Tea Pot Made in England | Collectors Weekly". www.collectorsweekly.com. Retrieved 2021-11-03.
  6. ^ a b "Museum of Power - Burrage and Boyde Vaccum Cleaners". www.museumofpower.org.uk. Retrieved 2021-11-03.
  7. ^ "The Dinnerware Museum". dinnerwaremuseum.org. Retrieved 2021-11-03.
  8. ^ "V&A · 'Britain Can Make It'". Victoria and Albert Museum. Retrieved 2021-11-03.
  9. ^ "1930s-designed K3 Kettle at TwentyTwentyOne". Retro to Go. 2012-02-07. Retrieved 2021-11-03.