M1249N Stainless steel one cup teapot inscribed 'Downy Flake'
Stainless steel one cup teapot inscribed 'Downy Flake' ($22)
Made by Haker, Sydney
Downy Flake are an American company who opened outlets in Melbourne in the 1950s. They lasted until the 1980s and were best known for their cinnamon donut machines - a marvel of the age!
M2912N One of 1920s - 1950s Art Deco design 4 x kitchen canisters of oak
M3261N Late Meiji Period (1890 - 1920) Japanese hibachi
Late Meiji Period (1890 - 1920) Japanese hibachi ($240)
315 mm x 320 mm x H: 230 mm
Hibachis were originally small portable bowls used to hold burning charcoal. They were most often used for warming small Japanese homes or as hand warmers. A grill could be added to the top for cooking and purpose-built hibachis are still used for cooking today.
This hibachi has a bowl of cast iron which was typical of the period.