This full set SOLD for AU$119 in July 2020. NOTE- our prices are in Australian Dollars- AU$119 is significantly less in American Dollars. SOLD from North Brisbane and was posted to Melbourne at cost price plus $3 for packing and storing used packing materials. We regularly visit an electrical store and take away their used, clean packing material before it ends up as landfill. This listing has also been uploaded to iNVISeDGE for research purposes and for people wanting to buy OR SELL a similar piece. Click on the links below.


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Sorry SOLD! The FOUR (4) Colombo Coffee Cups and 4 Colombo Saucers PLUS the matching sugar bowl and creamer SOLD during lock-down in 2020 for all 10 pieces.

I also have one more sugar jar and creamer which can be purchased separately. Let me know if you’re interested in them.

Background Info and Provenance

FULL SET 4 coffee cups, 4 saucers, sugar bowl and creamer by Joe Colombo. This set is embossed with ITALY to the bases and originate from the 1960’s. Joe Colombo (1930-1971) was a progressive post-modern and modern era designer from Milan, Italy. He worked with space-age materials and decor including a complete kitchen on wheels! Colombo worked for Bayer, Bernini, Kartell, Stilnovo, Comfort, Italora…I believe this glassware was produced by Italora. These sets have international collector’s appeal and a set of 3 was bid up to $426 on ebay in America some years ago. (Information obtained from Worthpoint on-line.)

I have a set of these I use at home. The shape is simplistic but still intriguing. The square handle is bold and provides a great contrast to the rounded form. The shape is Space-Age 1960’s but timeless at the same time- this is what won Colombo so much acclaim. I believe the glass must have something else in it- most likely pyrex. It’s clearer than glass (normal glass has a green or dark hue). Also normal glass cracks if you pour boiling water into it (these obviously don’t- they were designed for coffee/tea).

This set from the 1960’s has survived the test of time and very strong investment appeal. After many home-wares have ended up in the bin this suite will still be doing exactly what it was designed to do. There are few better ways to invest in your home and reduce landfill.

(This listing is for 4 coffee cups, 4 saucers, the sugar and creamer.)


This vintage set is in excellent condition for its age with no noticeable damage to report at all. NO cracks or noticeable chips to any piece. This is a coffee set so all pieces have obviously been used over the years- some pieces may have minor signs of use- nothing that's noticed or ruins the set. The sugar bowl has a small blemish that we believe occurred during manufacture- it is not noticeable unless you closely scrutinise this piece. The coffee cups have a diameter of about 9cm and a height of about 6.5cm. The saucer measures 14cm by 14cm. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Read my 1200+ feedback comments (on ebay) spanning 18+ years (ALL for vintage design SALES). This is your guarantee that I strive to describe all my items as accurately as I can and will not stock items unless they are in excellent condition.
PICK-UP . . . from 30 or 40 minutes North of BRISBANE city is accepted but postage is preferred as my home is hard to find. Because of this I will nominate a friend or family member for you to collect the item from if you need collection. Pick-up in person must be worked out prior to purchase- thank you. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ POSTAGE is offered internationally. All our Decorative Arts pieces are delivered through AUSTRALIA POST. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ POSTAGE ESTIMATES. . . . ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ To BRISBANE- most of our pieces cost $15 - $18 to send. . . To SYDNEY or MELBOURNE- Small Vase- around $20 - $23, Medium Vase- around $20 - $25, Large Vase- around $24 - $30. Let us know if you need an EXACT COST for postage prior to purchase. The above postage estimates include $2.95 for a signature on delivery. . . INSURANCE against being lost or broken in transit up to the value of $200 is included in the estimates above. If your vase is cheaper or more expensive than $200 this will effect your postage fee slightly. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ A BOXING FEE of $3.00 is included in the fee above to cover the cost of searching for and storing used packing materials. With the millions of cardboard boxes that end up as landfill every year we don’t believe in supporting the manufacture of boxes for post. Instead of buying new boxes and packing materials and passing this cost onto our customers we spend considerable time sourcing used boxes and then fashioning boxes to fit each item. We do the same for bubble-wrap and foam pieces. This requires a large investment of time, energy, ingenuity, organization and storage space- it is much easier and cheaper to buy new packing materials but I can’t justify taking the easy way out when so much packing material ends up polluting our earth. Our $3.00 charge does little to pay for the time (and storage) needed do this and to pack your item (there is also the time needed to get your package to the post office). This is something we’re happy to do for our customers and the environment. We appreciate your support in this area.
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